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Gown and coat survived the San Francisco earthquake in 1906:
"Just in time for the 108th anniversary of the worst disaster to ever hit San Francisco, historians have uncovered a delicate and beautiful coat and gown that were worn by a fashionable woman here on the eve of the great 1906 earthquake and fire.
The outfit, a black silk taffeta dress and an accompanying white coat with silk braid, was rescued from the disaster and has survived in remarkably fine condition, a bit of style from the attics of the past. The dress and coat, wrapped in two boxes, were shown publicly for the first time at the annual commemorative earthquake lunch Thursday.”
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