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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., Advertising Display Tom Piper & Phillip Morris, Melbourne, circa 1955 Image Reg. No: MM 132363

Black and white photo advertising Tom Piper canned goods and Phillip Morris cigarettes using three display stands manufactured by the Sterne Doll Co.

This photograph relates to products and promotions of the L.J. Sterne Doll Company (1939-1971), a Melbourne doll and toy manufacturer founded by Austrian migrants Leo and Hilda Sterne.
A black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
This photograph depicts three advertising stands used to promote Tom Piper canned food, and Phillip Morris cigarettes. The stands on the left and right are cut-outs of a cartoon-like boy carrying a can of Tom Piper braised steak and vegetables (left) and Tom piper luncheon beef loaf (right). Sitting on both of the stands are a can of Tom Piper Luncheon Beef Loaf and a can of Tom Piper Camp Pie. In the centre, there is a cut out image of a boy in a uniform holding a large packet of Phillip Morris King Size cigarettes. In the foreground there are several packets of Phillip Morris cigarettes displayed. In front of this is a sign with 'Sterne Product'. In the bottom right hand corner 'A 'Sterne' PRODUCT/ MELBOURNE' is typed within a white rectangle.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 158 mm (Height), 213 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: advertising, food, cigarettes, advertising models, migrant businesses, tobacco smoking
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Tobacco
Tertiary Classification: advertising
Inscriptions: Stamped on back in purple: 'STERNE/ DOLL/ MELBOURNE/ MADE IN AUSTRALIA.'
Stamped on back in black: 'PHOTOGRAPHY BY/ JOHN SHINGLER/ HIGH ST.-- ASHBURTON/ BL 6457'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955
Commissioned By: L.J. Sterne Doll Co., Carlton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955
Photographer: Mr John Shingler, Ashburton, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Phillip Morris & Co. Ltd., New York, United States of America, circa 1955
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: Tom Piper Limited, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955

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