[Frances Woodward Ferguson]

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. Frances is wearing a gown with bustle effect composed of grapefruit seed. The nosegay was made of membrane giving the effect of orange blossoms. Costume weighed 60 lbs. Representing the Rio Grande Valley Citrus Exchange Employees.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - Weslaco
Creation Date: December 8, 1939
Partner(s):
Weslaco Museum
Collection(s):
Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
Usage:
Total Uses: 18
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: December 8, 1939
  • Digitized: February 14, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Hidalgo County - Weslaco
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
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. Frances is wearing a gown with bustle effect composed of grapefruit seed. The nosegay was made of membrane giving the effect of orange blossoms. Costume weighed 60 lbs. Representing the Rio Grande Valley Citrus Exchange Employees.

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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: 2006.009.026
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth21403
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public