All that can presently (December 2022) be gleaned about Nellie V. Nichols
from sheet music covers and by Internet searching is that she was presumably an American composer and singer who has been featured on 2 works published between 1916 and 1917. Her two compositions were published in 1911.
Her portrait on the left is taken from Southern Gals
(1917) music by Albert Gumble
, words by Jack Yellen and published by Jerome H. Remick & Co.
, New York & Detroit, USA.
Surfers are welcome to contribute any further information about this composer/ performer.