Nina Payne & Co.

In a pantomine – “La Somnambule.” I never saw a pantomine act hold the interest of the audience, and this one didn’t do it any more than any of the others; a little bit of sensationalism at the finish managers to get some applause, but taken as a whole I consider it rather tame affair. Miss Payne’s dancing suffered by comparison with that of the Esmeralda Sisters, which decidedly better. It maybe [sic] all right in some cities but Providence don’t care for this sort of thing.
University of Iowa, Keith Albee Vaudeville Collection, Manager Reports, 9 September 1912 – 24 February 1913