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The umbrella, owned by monarchs and kings in the 12th century B.C., was the first symbol of status. Made of leather and expensive, umbrellas disappeared until the 17th century when it was made with lighter cloth. It was used first by writers and university professors in New England and by doctors in the South.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 47 Issue 9, Feb 1980, p27-28
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