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Torch-bearers. Tenth TABLEAU. – Washington Entering Boston. This tableau represented General Washington entering the town at the head of his army, immediately after its evacuation by the British. General Washington, mounted on a white charger, was the central figure of the group. Behind him were the leading files of the Continental troops. In front stood a committee of citizens, one of whom was reading an address of welcome.
Washington was impersonated by John Wilfert; the citizens and soldiers were represented by Messrs. George Rick, P. Lindenthal, L. Shales, G. Wald, L. Wahl, A. Beckert, R. Wankel, R. Scholer, L. Noerdlinger.
Commerce was represented by a female, standing upon a pedestal and leaning against an illuminated globe. At the base of the pedestal sat Navigation, pointing to the globe, Science, holding a lighted torch, and Chemistry, holding a retort. On the front of the platform stood a bust of Franklin, “the great Bostonian ;” and behind it stood an American Telegraph Company's messenger-boy, suggesting printing and electricity, and the application of the latter to practical use. Around the platform were grouped representatives of various mechanical and industrial pursuits, a farmer and a sailor.
Commerce was represented by Mrs. A. J. Gutermuth, Navigation by Mrs. Becker, Science by Miss Lizzie Koestors, Chemistry by Mrs. Schlack, the Machinist by F. Schröppel, the Miner by David Jung, the Sailor by Mr. Puchner, the Architect by A. Wengenroth, the Weaver by Mr. Mattheis, the Farmer by Ernst Baer, the Carpenter by J. Sessler, and the Messenger Boy by James W. Flaven.
TWELFTH TABLEAU. Europe. This group was composed of five seated female figures ; the central figure, specially typifying the continent itself, being placed on a bull, in allusion to the ancient mythological fable. She held in her right hand a sceptre, and in the left an orb, in reference to the influence which Europe has exercised over the other continents. The figure representing Great Britain in her right hand held a trident, whilst her left hand rested on a shield bearing the united crosses of St. George and St. Andrew. Germany, as a military power, was shown, holding a sword in one hand and in the other a wreath of laurel. France, seated on the left, held a staff, surmounted by a liberty-cap. Italy was on the right, holding a lyre and palette, referring to her excellence in the arts of music and painting.
Europe, the central figure, was personated by Miss Carrie Young, England by Miss Phillipine Zeuner, Germany by Miss L. de Grandchamps, Italy by Miss B. Klingenberg, and France by Miss D. Breiding.
THIRTEENTH TABLEAU. Asia. In this group the central figure was a female, seated on an elephant. The prostrate animal typified the subjection of brute force to human intelligence, and the surrounding figures, viz., the poet of Persia, with his pen and writingcase; the art manufacturer of China, holding his speciman of porcelain ; the warrior of India, or Central Asia, with his weapons; and the Arab merchant, resting on his camel-saddle, with the Koran in his hand, - referred to the principal divisions of Asia, and their respective positions in its civilization and power.
Miss Dollmann personated Asia. The Chinese manufacturer was represented by John Schaeffer, the Persian poet by Henry Kraus, the Arab merchant by John Zirbes, and the Hindoo warrior by J. Dollmann.
FOURTEENTH TABLEAU. - Africa. An Egyptian princess, seated on a kneeling camel, was the principal figure, Egypt having been the great early African power and the precursor of civilization. On her right stood a Nubian, or inhabitant of the eastern limits