[Mrs. Joe Davidson]

Description:

An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Mrs Joe Davidson is wearing a Matador style suit made of chopped cenizo leaves resembling bakers and gray fannel. The black braid and tie are made of eggplant peeling, the hat and gloves are made of poinsettia petals, her blouse is made of tiny diamond-shaped grapefruit peel, and the jabot is eydet embroidery made from inner peel of grapefruit.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - Weslaco
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Weslaco Museum
Collection(s):
Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
Usage:
Total Uses: 52
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Digitized: February 14, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - Weslaco
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
December 1950
Description:

An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Mrs Joe Davidson is wearing a Matador style suit made of chopped cenizo leaves resembling bakers and gray fannel. The black braid and tie are made of eggplant peeling, the hat and gloves are made of poinsettia petals, her blouse is made of tiny diamond-shaped grapefruit peel, and the jabot is eydet embroidery made from inner peel of grapefruit.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Weslaco Birthday Party
Partner:
Weslaco Museum
Collection:
Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2006.009.277
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21134
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public