December 20

RIPM’s “Illustrations of the Week”
Holiday Ice Skating to the Strains of an Orchestra

RIPM’s “Illustrations of the Week” gets into the festive spirit by featuring two picturesque scenes of ice skating rinks in 19th-century Paris. Look carefully, for each contains an orchestra!

The skating rink at the Closerie des Lilas.
L’Illustration, Vol. LXVII (15 April 1876): 253.

The skating rink of the Saint-Honoré suburb
L’Illustration, Vol. LXVIII (5 August 1876): 96.

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Posted December 20, 2017 by John Ehrenburg in category "Illustration(s) of the Week