[Ann Frizzell]

Description:

Photograph of 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. Ann is representing the American Legion. She is wearing a Dutch costume that was made by the American Legion Auxiliary. The skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583 white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of a lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours.

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: 100
Past 30 days: 2
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Digitized: February 14, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - Weslaco
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Photograph of 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. Ann is representing the American Legion. She is wearing a Dutch costume that was made by the American Legion Auxiliary. The skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583 white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of a lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w

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Keyword(s): Weslaco Birthday Party
Partner:
Weslaco Museum
Collection:
Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2006.009.181
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21260
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public