All that can presently (August 2021) be gleaned about Bessie Tannehill
from sheet music covers and by Internet searching is that she has been featured on just 2 works published between 1894 and 1901.
Of interest is The Moon and Crescent
(1894) music by Paul Barnes
, words by Louis Wesley and published by Cruger Bros
, New York, USA. Her portrait is displayed on the sheet music cover.
A Park Theatre Boston
notice for week of March 25 to March 30, 1889. announces the presentation of A Brass Monkey
by Charles Hale Hoyt. Bessie Tannehill is listed among the participants including Charles Reed, George W Leslie, Tim Murphy, George A Beane, Alice Walsh, Hattie Waters and Fannie McIntyre.
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