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Photograph - Head of Character Bear 'Cynthia', Melbourne, 24 May 1967 Image Reg. No: MM 132391

Black and white photograph showing the life size head of the bear character 'Cynthia' who appeared in a children's television program produced by Channel 9.

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:
Life size model head of children's character 'Cynthia' bear positioned on a stand. The bear head has large eyes with eyelashes, a shiny nose, open mouth and a large bow around ears. There is a frilled cape around the neck and shoulder area with a protective sheet underneath and part of the stand showing.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 127 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: children s folklore, german communities, german immigration, manufacturers, television production, austrian immigration, television broadcasters
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Images & Image Making Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Television Programming & Production
Tertiary Classification: performers
Inscriptions: Stamped on back in purple ink: '24 MAY 1967'
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Commissioned By: L.J. Sterne Doll Co., Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1967
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 May 1964


Karen Hill Posted on 02 Oct 2014 3:58 PM
Hi, I have an original Cynthia Bear given to me in 1969 but I lost the clothes many years ago. Do you know where I could find an original photo as I would like to re-make the clothes for her.

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