--These words are from the French
, and signify, according to Webster
, ‘"living pictures; an amusement in which groups of persons, in proper dresses, in a darkened room, represent some interesting scene, usually described by authors."’--Such amusement was indulged in Monday night by a considerable number of young ladies living on the Brooke Turnpike
, a few yards from the corporation line, at the house of a well-known citizen.
The preparations for the affair had been for some time in abeyance, and the representations went off excellently.
The entertainment, on the occasion referred to, closed at quite a late hour with a dance.
This new species of amusement was inaugurated here by the talented Mrs. A. C. Ritchie
, now in Europe
, and is both refining and mirth-provoking.