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Title Sepia-tone photo of young woman posed in studio, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1900-1920.
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2014.001.0023
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Sepia-tone photo of young woman posed in studio with an interior backdrop, Hoboken, no date, circa 1900-1920.

3-7/8" wide x 6" high; unmounted. Photograph attributed to Commercial Photo Co., 306 Washington St., Hoboken, (per Jim Hans in ink on reverse.

The young woman, circa late teens, is not identified and is wearing a sailor's pinafore. She holds a rolled certificate in one hand and a bouquet in the other hand.

A typical photograph taken to commemorate a ceremony which in this case was probably school graduation.

The studio known as Commercial Photo was located by Hans in an 1918 city directory at 306 Washington St. A Charles Erna is known to have been at this address as a photographer in 1910 and whose studio name may have been Urna as well as Commercial Photo.

Saretzky has a listing for this firm in 1901 as 257 [this is likely incorrect for modern address numbers, probably no. 237] Washington St. (Photographer Adrian Van Kampen was known to have been located earlier at 306 Washington St.)
Photographer Commercial Photo Company
Place Hoboken
Date 1900-1920
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1920
Search Terms Commercial Photo Company
306 Washington St.
Orig/copy Original
Caption image, enhanced
Imagefile 239\20140010023-2.TIF
Classification Photography
Social & Personal Activity