Elsie Janis photograph   Save
Robert W. Wagner Collection
Description: Entertainer Elsie Janis (1889-1956) standing under a tree, probably at her Columbus home on 2018 N. High Street, ca. 1910. Elsie Janis began performing on stage as a very young child and made her professional debut at the Southern Theatre in Columbus when she was seven. At age ten she performed for President McKinley at the White House. As a teenager she was starring in musicals in New York City and London. During World War I, Janis became the first female entertainer to perform for the soldiers at camps near the front lines. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL02735
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918--Women; Women in the performing arts; Arts and Entertainment
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)