[Melba Cellum]

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. Miss Cellum is wearing a long hoop skirt made out of citrus membrane peel and leaves. The bodice is made out of citrus leaves in red and white cellophane.

Creator(s): Edrington Studio
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: 15
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
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Date(s):
  • Digitized: February 14, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - Weslaco
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
December 1936
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. Miss Cellum is wearing a long hoop skirt made out of citrus membrane peel and leaves. The bodice is made out of citrus leaves in red and white cellophane.

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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: 2006.009.254
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21156
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public