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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., Two L.J. Sterne Dolls on Display, Melbourne, circa 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 132367

Black and white photograph of two L.J. Sterne dolls dressed in bridal gowns.

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.
Black and white photograph.
Description Of Content:
Two dolls are displayed standing in bridal gowns and veils with outstretched arms. The doll on the left has dark coloured hair and is dressed in a short-sleeved full bridal gown with a flowing mid-length veil. This doll has the number 2 positioned in front of it and is smaller in size compared to the doll on the right. The doll on the right has blonde coloured hair and is dressed in a short-sleeved full bridal gown with a long flowing veil. This doll has the number 1 positioned in front of it. A piece of material has been used as a backdrop and the words 'Sterne Doll, Melbourne, Made In Australia' can be seen printed in the top left-hand corner of the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 134 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: dolls, children s play, toys, german communities, german immigration, manufacturing, commerce, toy design, manufacturers, retail displays, austrian immigration, play
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Leisure Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Toys & Games
Tertiary Classification: product displays
Inscriptions: Stamped on back in red ink: 'L. J. STERNE / DOLLS MANUFACTURERS / 14 HEDGELEY AVE., EAST MALVERN / PHONE U.L. 2180. S.E. 5. / MELBOURNE (VIC.)'
Handwritten on back in blue ink: '9905 / 3 X 2 1/2 88 / DOLL NO 1 ONLY'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950
Commissioned By: L.J. Sterne Doll Co., East Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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