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Title Minette photo: unknown woman, Lay studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1880-1892.
Object Name Carte-de-visite
Catalog Number 2011.005.0263
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description 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:
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. While some may consider this in the genre of a penny photo or stamp photo, it is not the same.

Photographer Lay, Herman N.
Place Hoboken
Date 1880-1892
Year Range from 1880.0
Year Range to 1892.0
Search Terms 252 Washington St. (old number)
628 Washington St.
Orig/copy Original
Caption front
Imagefile 115\20110050263.TIF
Classification Photography
Business & Commerce