Merritt was the photographer at Galesburg
Geo. E. Dutton Sycamore Ill
The “hand held in” stance was made popular by Napoleon but many men assume this pose. Some say it was how men of a certain breeding posed, perhaps they felt real important!
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Update from Iggy:
George Everell Dutton (May 8, 1866 - Mar. 5, 1929) is buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois.
"He is the elder of the two sons of General E. F. and Rosina Dutton. His brother William Paine Dutton associated with him in business.
George Everell Dutton was born in Sycamore, De Kalb county, Illinois, pursued his early education in the public schools and his more specifically literary course in Lombard University at Galesburg from which institution he was graduated with the class of 1889. His life record stands in contradistinction to the generally accepted fact that the sons of wealthy men are never successful in business. Mr Dutton on the contrary is well known as a man of marked energy displaying excellent capability and management and keen discernment in investments. Upon his fathers death he succeeded to the presidency of the Sycamore National Bank filling the office until 1901. His investments also have reached over the line in Canada where he operates with his brother William P Dutton a line of retail lumber yards..."