Friday, September 8, 2017

William Lybolt Sutton



Photographer: Sutton
Hornellsville, N. Y.

William Lybolt Sutton
(6 Nov 1828 - 17 May 1899)

Very little was found for W. L. Sutton. Only two city directory entries and the 1870 US Census outline his career as photographer from 1870 to 1886. According to a newspaper article from 1872 he was to open his first studio in the spring of 1873 in Hornellsville, NY.

We can see by the city directory ad, his studio was at 191 Canesteo Street in 1875 and the newspaper item says he is on Main Street in August of 1890.

Some cabinet cards show the studio address as 131-133 Main in Hornellsville. Others show 171 Main.

He died in 1899.

Hornellsville (NY) Weekly
08 Mar 1872

1875 Hornellsville, NY,
City Directory advertisement





photographer W L Sutton
Griswolds Block' Hornelsville, NY
example from auction site


reverse of card on the left

photographer W L Sutton
Griswolds Block
171 Main Hornelsville, NY
example from auction site

reverse of card on the left

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