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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Mildred Cannon

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 3070-2

Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ), and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. swanq 38 months ago | reply

    Since this photo is next to a photo of Speaker Joseph Gurney Cannon, I thought it worth checking whether this could be his daughter.
    According to
    his daughters were Helen and Mabel. At the time this text was written (in the History of Vermilion County, Volume II, published in 1911 []) , Helen was unmarried and Mabel was Mrs. Ernest X. LeSeure. Mabel had two children Virginia and Helen.

    Mabel's dates are Birth: May 23, 1867 Death: Mar. 29, 1930
    The girl above is clearly younger than 47 -- so Mildred is not a mistake for Mabel.

    But it seems worth recording this negative evidence.

  2. Wystan 38 months ago | reply

    An aspiring dancer?
    Here are two other photos of sweet-faced girl performers by the Moffett Studio of Chicago:

  3. Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 38 months ago | reply

    The newspapers say she is the niece of Joseph Gurney Cannon.

    Inclined to Side With Niece. Miss Mildred Cannon Whose Exhibition at French Lick Angered Father. Mildred Ann Cannon niece of Uncle ...

    Clever Relative Of Ex-speaker Cannon Tangoes For Money .
    Pittsburgh Press - Apr 26, 1914
    French Lick Springs Indiana April 25 Mildred Cannon niece of exspeaker Joe Cannon seems to have the same get there spirit which made her father a prominent ...

  4. swanq 38 months ago | reply

    Chicago Day Book March 25, 1914
    agrees on the character of the young lady, but suggests she is Joseph Gurney Cannon's grand-niece.
    At top of left-hand column:
    '"Go to it," Uncle Joe Cannon is said to have advised grand niece, Mildred Ann Cannon, when sheannounced desire to become professional tangoer. Reported receiving $500 a week. Her father objected.'

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