Black and white photograph of a stand with cinema advertising probably in Austria.

Description of Content

Black and white photograph of a advertising stand possibly taken in Austria for Kolosseum Kino which translated from German to Engilsh is 'Colosseum Cinema.' There is a building behind the stand, a street sign and another two storey building in the background. The advertising stand is located on a cobbled street in front of a foot path.

Physical Description

Black & white photograph with a decorative scalloped edge.


This item is part of a growing collection of material relating to the migration and settlement experiences of Leo and Hilda Sterne who arrived in Melbourne in 1939 and immediately established a business that became one of the most successful doll and toy manufactures in post-war Melbourne.
The L.J. Sterne Doll Company (1939-71) is significant as one of the few surviving collections related to an Australian toy and doll manufacturer, a once thriving industry in Australia. Only the A.L. Lindsay and Co. archive at the Powerhouse Museum and the Jakas Toys collection at Museum Victoria are comparable.
This collection of photographs, business and promotional documents, dolls, and toys enables the exploration of many Australian post-war historical and social themes including: local television and manufacturing industries; design and production innovation; marketing and merchandising; childhood; gender and cultural representations; leisure and sport; and key cultural and historical events.

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