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Name Lay, Herman N.
Other names Lay, Herman Norton
Lay, Herman N.
Occupation Photographer, late 19th C. into 20th century.
Notes Reference: http://gary.saretzky.com/photohistory/njphotographers.html
Places of residence 628 (was old number 252) Washington St., Hoboken, N.J.
33 West 8th St., opp. Depot, Bayonne, N.J.
33 West 8th St., opp. Depot, Bergen Point, N.J. (a neighborhood of Bayonne)
204 (old number) Washington St., Hoboken, N.J.
252 (old number; modern 628) Washington St. Hoboken, N.J.

Associated Records

Image of Sepia-tone portrait of John W. Miller and Florence Miller, ca. age 4-5, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1892-1895. - Carte-de-visite

Sepia-tone portrait of John W. Miller and Florence Miller, ca. age 4-5, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1892-1895. - Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite of John W. Miller and Florence Miller, ca. age 4-5, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1892-1895. 2-11/16" wide x 3-7/8" high on photographer's (Mantello) mount. Photograph taken by Lay [Studio], 628 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. (Imprint in lower margin includes another studio location: 33 W. 8th St. opp. Depot, Bayonne, N.J.) Reverse has the imprint for only 628 Washington St. John W. Miller is believed to be her father and husband of Mary Henry Miller. Holographic ink inscription on the reverse identifying them. See photo 2001.025.0039. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay.

Image of Sepia-tone photo of an unidentified baby in christening clothes, posed in studio, Hoboken, n.d. ca. 1889-1892. - Carte-de-visite

Sepia-tone photo of an unidentified baby in christening clothes, posed in studio, Hoboken, n.d. ca. 1889-1892. - Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite of an unidentified baby in christening clothes, posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1889-1892. 2-5/16" wide x 3-5/8" high on photographer's mount. Photo taken by Lay [Studio], Hoboken (imprinted in lower margin.) The child may be Florence or Madeline Miller. Reverse is blank. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. ---- CDV

Image of Sepia-tone portrait of man, probably John W. Miller, father of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1892-1895. - Carte-de-visite

Sepia-tone portrait of man, probably John W. Miller, father of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1892-1895. - Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite portrait of man, probably John W. Miller, father of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1892-1895. 2-11/16" wide x 3-7/8" high on photographer's mount. Photograph taken by Lay [Studio], 628 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. (Imprint in lower margin includes another studio location: 33 W. 8th St. opp. Depot, Bayonne, N.J.) Reverse is blank. See photo 2001.025.0027. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. ---- CDV

Image of Sepia-tone portrait of a woman, probably Mary Henry Miller, mother of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1892-1895. - Carte-de-visite

Sepia-tone portrait of a woman, probably Mary Henry Miller, mother of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1892-1895. - Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite, portrait of a woman, probably Mary Henry Miller, mother of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1892-1895. 2-11/16" wide x 3-7/8" high on photographer's mount. Photograph taken by Lay [Studio], 628 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. (Imprint in lower margin includes another studio location: 33 W. 8th St. opp. Depot, Bayonne, N.J.) Reverse is blank except for photographer's imprint. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. ---- CDV

Image of Sepia-tone photo of James Miller, grandfather of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1885 - Photograph, Cabinet

Sepia-tone photo of James Miller, grandfather of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1885 - Photograph, Cabinet

Sepia-tone photo of James Miller, grandfather of Florence & Madeline Miller, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1885. 3-7/8" wide x 5-9/16" high on photographer's mount with rusticated edges. Photograph taken by Lay [Studio], Hoboken (imprint on front at bottom). Reverse has photographer's imprint with 204 Washington St. (old number; modern 520), Hoboken, N.J. Reverse has 2 groups of holographic ink numbers. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay.

Image of Sepia-tone photo portrait of Father Ferretti posed in a photographer's studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1890. - Photograph, Cabinet

Sepia-tone photo portrait of Father Ferretti posed in a photographer's studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1890. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photo, portrait of Father Ferretti posed in a photographer's studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1890. 3-15/16" wide x 5-7/8" high on photographer's mount. Photograph taken by Lay [Studio], Hoboken (imprint on front at bottom). Reverse has photographer's imprint with 204 Washington St. (old number; modern 520), Hoboken, N.J. Holographic pencil inscription of subject's name on reverse. Relationship to the Millers is unknown. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay.

Image of Cabinet photo of a heavy man posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880s. - Print, Photographic

Cabinet photo of a heavy man posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880s. - Print, Photographic

Cabinet photograph, mourning, of a heavy man, "Aunt Margaret Kolb's husband," posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, no date, circa 1880s. 4-1/4" x 6-7/16" photographer's black mount; imprinted both sides; gilt beveled-edges. Photograph taken by Lay, 252 Washington St. (old number; modern 628), Hoboken, N.J. Reverse has an old ink identification as in title above. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. The address is an old number, prior to 1892; later 628 Washington St.

Image of Cabinet photo of 5 young women posed in a studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880s.  - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photo of 5 young women posed in a studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880s. - Photograph, Cabinet

Sepia-tone cabinet photograph of five young women posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880s. 4-1/4" x 6-3/8" high, gilt edge photographer's mount; imprinted Lay, Hoboken. Reverse imprinted: Lay, 252 Washington St. (old number; modern 628), Hoboken, N.J. None of them are identified. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. The address is an old number, prior to 1892; later 628 Washington St.

Image of Cabinet photo of Fred. Weisenbach ca. 3-5 years old with violin in photo studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880-1892. - Print, Photographic

Cabinet photo of Fred. Weisenbach ca. 3-5 years old with violin in photo studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880-1892. - Print, Photographic

Cabinet photograph of Fred.(Frederick?) Weisenbach ca. 3-5 years old posed with violin in photographer's studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1880-1892. 4" x 6" mount. Photograph taken by Lay, 252 Washington St. (old number; modern 628), Hoboken. Mount imprinted on front in bottom margin: Lay Hoboken. Reverse has larger photographer's imprint with address plus penciled identification at top: Fred. Weisenbach. First name could be also be Frederich or Freidrich. The boy is standing on a chair holding the violin and bow. While dressed in a skirt, this would be considered a typical garment at that time for a boy of his apparent age. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. The old street

Image of Minette photo: unknown woman, Lay studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880-1892. - Carte-de-visite

Minette photo: unknown woman, Lay studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880-1892. - Carte-de-visite

Minette (miniature carte-de-visite): unknown woman posed in studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1880-1892. 1-1/2" x 2-3/8" card mount (slightly rounded corners) with 1-5/16" x 2-1/8" high print. Photo by Lay, 252 Washington St. (old number; modern 628), Hoboken, N.J. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. Front text: "Lay" and "Hoboken" imprinted in bottom margin. Back text: Minettes 50 cents a Dozen. Lay [logo] 252 Washington St. Near 7th St. Hoboken Minette was a reduced size version of the carte-de-visite and produced using that format name from the 1870s to 1890s. The typical size varies, but the print and mount here are on the smaller range of described examples. Wh

Image of Cabinet photo, mourning, of a baby, Hoboken, no date, circa 1880s. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photo, mourning, of a baby, Hoboken, no date, circa 1880s. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photograph, mourning, of a baby, Hoboken, no date, circa 1880s. 4-5/16" wide x 6-5/8" high; black mount; gilt beveled-edges. Photographer was Lay, 252 Washington St. (old number; modern 628), Hoboken. Imprinted on front lower border: Lay, Hoboken. Reverse photographer's imprint with address. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay.

Image of Cabinet photo of boy, probably taken in Hoboken, n.d, ca. 1892-1896. Mantellos mount. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photo of boy, probably taken in Hoboken, n.d, ca. 1892-1896. Mantellos mount. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photograph of boy, probably taken in Hoboken, no date, circa 1892-1896. Mantellos mount, 4-1/4" x 6" high. Photograph taken by Lay [Studio], 628 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. (Imprint in lower margin includes another studio location: 33 W. 8th St. opp. Depot, Bayonne, N.J.) Reverse is blank except for photographer's imprint. Boy is not identified. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. The front bottom border of the mount is blind embossed with studio name at center with the two addresses flanking it: 628 Washington St., near 7th St., Hoboken, N.J. 33 West 8th St. Opp. Depot, Bayonne, N.J. Reverse is imprinted with only the Hoboken address which makes it probab

Image of Sepia-tone photo of 2 very young boys posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1885-1892. - Carte-de-visite

Sepia-tone photo of 2 very young boys posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1885-1892. - Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite of two very young boys posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1885-1892. 2-1/2" wide x 4-1/8" high on photographer's mount. Photo taken by Lay [Studio], Hoboken (imprinted in lower margin.) Reverse has Lay imprint and address of 204 Washington St. (old number; modern 520), Hoboken, N.J. The boys are not identified. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. ---- CDV

Image of Cabinet photo of young man posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken or Bergen Point, N.J., n.d., ca. 1895-1910. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photo of young man posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken or Bergen Point, N.J., n.d., ca. 1895-1910. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photograph of young man posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken or Bergen Point, N.J., no date, circa 1892-1910. 4-1/4" x 6-1/2" high. Photograph taken by Lay [Studio], either 628 Washington St., Hoboken, N.J. or 33 W. 8th St. opp. Depot, Bergen Point, N.J. (Gold imprint in lower margin with both studio locations.) Reverse is blank. Man is not identified. The address with uncommon Bergen Point name is the same as some other Lay photos held in the collections except that they state Bayonne. Bergen Point had been part of Bayonne since the 1860s. --- Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay.

Image of Sepia-tone photo of Liza Fitzpatrick's baby in christening clothes, posed in studio, Hoboken, n.d. ca. 1889-1892. - Carte-de-visite

Sepia-tone photo of Liza Fitzpatrick's baby in christening clothes, posed in studio, Hoboken, n.d. ca. 1889-1892. - Carte-de-visite

Carte-de-visite of Liza Fitzpatrick's baby in christening clothes, posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1889-1892. 2-7/16" wide x 4-1/8" high photographer's mount. Photo taken by Lay [Studio], Hoboken (imprinted in lower margin.) Reverse has contemporary holographic ink identification: Liza Fitzpatrick's baby. Proprietor of studio was Herman Norton Lay. ---- CDV

Image of Cabinet photo of young man posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, N.J., n.d., ca. 1895-1910. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photo of young man posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, N.J., n.d., ca. 1895-1910. - Photograph, Cabinet

Cabinet photograph of young man wearing overcoat and hat in hand posed in photographer's studio, Hoboken, N.J., no date, circa 1892-1910. 4-1/8" x 6-1/8" high. Photograph taken by Lay [Studio], 628 Washington St., near 7th St., Hoboken, N.J. Imprint is in lower front border. Reverse has only photographer's monogram (HNL - Herman Norton Lay). Man is not identified.

Image of Photo of a woman, a member of or related to the Sanntrock family of Hoboken; Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1895.
 - Print, Photographic

Photo of a woman, a member of or related to the Sanntrock family of Hoboken; Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1895. - Print, Photographic

Photograph of a woman, a member of or related to the Sanntrock family of Hoboken; Hoboken, no date, probably 1895. 1-1/4" x 1-3/4" high sepia-tone print on Minette mount, 1-7/16" x 2-5/16" high. Photograph taken by [Herman N.] Lay, 628 Washington St., Hoboken & 33 West 8th St., Opp[osite]. Depot, Bergen Point (as imprinted on front - back imprint states: Bayonne.) [Bergen Point is part of Bayonne.] The woman is not identified. As the subject is believed to be associated with the Sanntrock family of Hoboken, the location for this photo is attributed to the Hoboken studio. (cf. New Jersey Photographers List; http://gary.saretzky.com/photohistory/index.html). ==== One of a group of pho