This little darling is Miss Helen Marguerite Flash [Correction: Flath]. She was found in the McLeod Family Album that I picked up at a Nanaimo antique shop. This photo was one of two album images where the subject had been identified.
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find out anything about Helen. I know the picture was taken at Dempsie Portraits on 316 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, probably around the late 1880s to the mid 1890s. According to the Minnesota Historical Society's Directory of Minnesota Photographers, George M. Dempsie worked at this location from 1889 to 1910.
I thought I might be misreading the name:
But the surname still looks like Flash to me. [It has been determined that Helen's surname is FLATH]
What are your hunches?