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1.8: Photographs , 1857-1933

This subseries houses photographs, cartes de visites albums, tintypes, glass plate negatives, and one negative. There are images of Oliver Ingraham Lay, Marian Wait Lay, Charles Downing Lay, and Wilfrid Lay, individually and with others. Photographs of other Lay family members include Charles Downing, Mary Downing, Samuel Wait (Marian's brother), William A. Brown, Phebe C. Brown (William's wife), and their daughters, Alice, Annie, and Laura. Tintypes include Charles Downing Lay with an unidentified individual; two tintypes of Marian Wait Lay in her youth; three tintypes of Laura Brown; and three tintypes of an unidentified woman.
Three cartes de visites albums contain images of various family members and friends; many individuals are unidentified. The albums were received with numerous images missing. Also found are glass plate negatives of Oliver Ingraham Lay's portrait of Aaron Burr and his portrait of Edwin Booth as Hamlet.
Glass plate negatives have been scanned.
Description Container Select
Photographs and Tintype of Oliver Ingraham Lay and Charles Downing Lay, 1873
5
1
Photograph of Oliver Ingraham Lay and Wilfrid Lay?, undated
5
2
Photograph of Wilfrid Lay, 1933
5
3
Photographs and Tintypes of Marian Wait Lay, undated
5
4-5
Photographs, Tintypes, and Negative of Lay Family Members, 1857-1874
5
6-12
Group Photograph at the Art Students League, undated
5
13
Miscellaneous Photographs, undated
5
14
Cartes de Visites Albums of Lay Family Members, 1857-1888
5
15-17
Glass Plate Negatives, undated
MGP 5

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