This miniature portrait is signed "Horton" for Harriet Hutchinson Horton (1864-1922). The portrait is of Mr John Houston Garth (1838-1899),
John Garth was a very wealthy businessman who founded the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hannibal and was its first president. He owned Garth Tobacco and also had interests in lumber and cement. For more about him see Missouri Bed and Breakfast, Garth Woodside Mansion in Hannibal, MO
As mentioned in the descriptions of the adjacent miniatures, his wife and daughter donated $25,000 to pay for the John Houston Garth Memorial Library in Hannibal, Mo.
The Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hannibal appears to still be in existence and was the subject of an armed robbery as recently as November 2006, see Federal Bureau of Investigation - St Louis Field Division - Press ...
It is still possible to stay at the Garth home shown here. For more details visit Garth Woodside Mansion in Hannibal, Mo. 951a