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Title Cabinet photo of boy, probably taken in Hoboken, n.d, ca. 1892-1896. Mantellos mount.
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Catalog Number 2012.007.0009
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a Friend of the Museum.
Description 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 probable that it was done in Hoboken.

Mantellos,
4 for 50 Cts. [Cents]
Lay
628 Washington St.
Near 7th St. Hoboken.

Note: Mantellos was a type of commercially-made embossed cabinet photo mount used in the period; it was intended for production of multiples and usually offered with volume discounts.
Photographer Lay, Herman N.
Place Hoboken/Bayonne
Date 1892-1896
Year Range from 1892
Year Range to 1896
Search Terms 628 Washington St.
Orig/copy Original
Caption front
Imagefile 117\20120070009.TIF
Classification Photography
Children
Business & Commerce