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Photograph - L. J. Sterne Doll Co., Three Gerry Gee Junior Dolls & Geraldine Gee Doll, Melbourne, circa 1964 Reg. No: MM 132371
- 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.
- 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'.
|Dimensions:||218 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width)|
|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|