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  Partner: Weslaco Museum
 Decade: 1930-1939
 Year: 1939
[Katie Skinner]
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. Gown with hooded jacket of purple bougainvillea petals accented with girdle and band trimmings representing sequins made of grapefruit seed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21317/
[Mary Ellen Bailey]
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. Ballet skirt was made of corn husks with bodice made of chili peppers. The flower trim was of radishes, red peppers, and turnips. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21376/
[Hilda Griffin]
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. Hilda was in the evening gown division, and was representing the American Legion and Auxilary. Dress, shoes, purse and head-dress were of white grease-black beans. Red and yellow decorative design were of red and yellow from the poinsetta plant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21377/
[Hilda Griffin]
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. Hilda was a contestant of the Evening gown division, and was representing American Legion & Auxilary. Dress, Shoes, purse, and head-dress were of white grease-black beans. Red and Yellow decorative design were of red and yellow poinsetta plant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21378/
[Contestant 9]
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. Sports Division, sponsored Weslaco's Lions Club. Bathing Suit is made of Diamond shape orange peel. The cape is of eggplant, faced with the white of grapefruit. Beach hat and sandals straps made from braided corn husks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21379/
[Frances Woodward Ferguson]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21403/
[Garnett Bell]
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. Representing F.H. Vahlsing of Elsa. Dress was made of 250,000 kernels of fresh roasting ears. Nine workers created this dress in 405 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21404/
[Frances Bowling]
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 Bowling is wearing a Native American costume. Representing the Donna Public Library. Indian girl costume is made out of grapefruit & tangerine peel, trimmed in beading of pepper, banana leaves, bamboo and papaya blossoms. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21405/