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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., Three Gerry Gee Junior Dolls & Geraldine Gee Doll, Melbourne, circa 1964 Image Reg. No: MM 132371

Summary:
Black and white photograph of three 'Gerry Gee Junior' Dolls in different outfits and a 'Geraldine' Doll.

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.
Description:
Black and white photograph on paper.
Description Of Content:
A 'Gerry Gee Junior' footy fan doll in a St. Kilda football team supporters costume, featuring a football jumper and beanie in team colours, is displayed with three further dolls resting upon the platform on which he stands. The doll on the left is a 'Gerry Gee Junior' doll dressed in a check shirt and pants, with a card at his feet. This cardl reads 'THE NEW LOOK / ' GERRY GEE JUNIOR '. In the middle a 'Gerry Gee Junior' doll is dressed in pants, shirt, white bow tie and a dinner jacket with a small label reading 'Gerry Gee Junior'. He is identified by the card at his feet as 'THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN / ' GERRY GEE JUNIOR ' / SPECIAL'. To the right is 'Geraldine Gee' who wears a belted dress with a solid top half, and checked skirt. The card at her feet identifies her as 'GERRY'S SISTER / GERALDINE'.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 218 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: football teams, dolls, children s play, toys, german immigration, austrian immigration, ventriloquism, migrant businesses
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Toys & Games
Tertiary Classification: product displays
Inscriptions: Stamped on rear, in purple ink: 'STERNE / DOLL / MELBOURNE / MADE IN AUSTRALIA /'.
Stamped on rear, in purple ink: 'PHOTOGRAPHED BY / JOHN SHINGLER / 195 HIGH STREET, ASHBURTON / 25 6457 / When Re-ordering Quote / No...............'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1964
Manufacturer of Item Depicted: L.J. Sterne Doll Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1964
Photographer: Mr John Shingler, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1964
Organisation Depicted: St Kilda Football Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1964

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