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What Buffalo was wearing in 1951

While reseraching an exhibition of work by Martha Visser't Hooft which will accompany Wednesday's performance of "The Soldier's Tale," local art dealer Dean Brownrout came across a fascinating "review" of the 1951 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra production of the piece in the Buffalo Evening News.

It begins by hailing the performance as "One of the most outstanding musical and dramatic presentationsit has been Buffalo's opportunity to witness." But then it launches into the apparently far more interesting business of what our city's elite philanthropists were wearing on that Friday evening at the Buffalo Seminary.

It follows:

 


--Colin Dabkowski

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