Share your favorites on Show & Tell


In Photographs > Show & Tell.
Photographs2951 of 4444Photo of woman with long dark hairChallenger Space shuttle launch photo signed by NASA employees
Love it
Like it

aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(466 items)

Born in New York City, Elsie Ferguson was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Benson Ferguson, a successful attorney. Raised and educated in Manhattan, she became interested in the theater at a young age and made her stage debut at seventeen as a chorus girl in a musical comedy. She quickly became known as one of the most beautiful women to ever set foot on the American stage. For almost two years from 1903-05 she was a cast member in The Girl from Kays which despite its title starred Sam Bernard. In 1908 she was leading lady to Edgar Selwyn in Pierre of the Plains. By 1909, after several years apprenticeship under several producers including Charles Frohman, Klaw & Erlanger, Charles Dillingham and Henry B. Harris, she was a major Broadway star, starring in Such A Little Queen. In 1910, she spent time on the stage in London. Actresses Evelyn Nesbit and Ethel Barrymore were friends of hers.
During World War I, a number of Broadway stars organized a campaign to sell Liberty Bonds from the theatre stage prior to the performance as well as at highly publicized appearances at places such as the New York Public Library. Ferguson, noted for her great beauty and as one of the "Park Avenue aristocrats," on one occasion is reputed to have sold $85,000.00 worth of bonds in less than an hour.


  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    Thank you, walksoftly, mustangtony, Phil.
  2. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    Thank you,BELLIN68
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
  4. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    Thank you,blunderbuss2,miKKo.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.