[Joann Puckett]

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. Joann is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. Everyone got into the act! Wives, children and babysitters fashioned this beautiful green and white evening dress out of 12 yds. of foundation material, 16 quarts of tepehuaje leaves, 723-1/2 bachelor buttons, 205 Chrysanthemums, 102 grapefruitand gallon of glue. Five cookies of two cups of coffee for each of the 350 hours required to construct the dress were also "used."

Creator(s): Yoder 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: 16
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Digitized: February 14, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - Weslaco
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
December 1952
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. Joann is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. Everyone got into the act! Wives, children and babysitters fashioned this beautiful green and white evening dress out of 12 yds. of foundation material, 16 quarts of tepehuaje leaves, 723-1/2 bachelor buttons, 205 Chrysanthemums, 102 grapefruitand gallon of glue. Five cookies of two cups of coffee for each of the 350 hours required to construct the dress were also "used."

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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: 2006.009.157
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21287
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public