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[Virginia Winn in gown made of vegetable]
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. This is Virginia Winn wearing a dress made of peas and carrots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21431/
[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 is wearing an outfit made out of caleus leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21430/
[Louise Clark]
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. Louise Clark is wearing a Asian style outfit of citrus peel and leaves. Dragon depicted on back, and has long nails. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21429/
[Mrs. Tom Graham]
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. Mrs. Graham is wearing a dress constructed using 150,000 bouganvillea petals put on individually. Trim and hair decoration made of chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21428/
[Mrs. Winnie McQueen]
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. Winnie is wearing a gown made of citrus peel & leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21427/
[Rose Hansen]
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. Rose is wearing dress made out of corn & eggplant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21426/
[Rose Hansen]
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. Rose Hansen is wearing a dress made out of corn & eggplant dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21425/
[Contestant 1]
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. Lady in feather like dress and head dress are made out of pompas grass, blouse of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21424/
[Model of Reynosa, MX]
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. Model of Reynosa is wearing a costume of the 18th Century gown. The gown is made of raw cotton carded. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21423/
[Contestant]
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. Contestant is wearing a suit with hat. Shirt & Jacket probably made of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21422/
[Contestant 2]
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. Contestant is wearing an elegant dress and necklace. Won 2nd place. Dress made out of cotton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21421/
[Allie B. 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. Allie is wearing a two piece street dress, hat & bag: carded cotton texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21420/
[Contestant 3]
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. Contestant is wearing a dress, hat, and boots. Dress is made out of chrysanthemums & boots are ground corn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21419/
[Contestant 4]
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. Contestant is wearing a long strapless evening gown made out of bachelor buttons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21418/
[Billy Ruth Gound]
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. Billy is wearing a long gown. Seems like it might be bachelor buttons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21417/
[Mardelle Kendall]
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. Mardelle is wearing a long dress with gloves that is made out of bougainvillea petals and some kind of seed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21416/
[Amparo Rodriguez]
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. Amparo is wearing a dress made of cotton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21415/
[Margie Kimmel]
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. Margie is representing the Fine Arts Club. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21414/
[Contestant 5]
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. Contestant is dressed like the statue of liberty. Dress is probably made of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21413/
[Virginia Clark]
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. Virginia is wearing a dress made of corn husks, with gloves & hat of red peppers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21412/
[Mardelle Kendall]
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. Mardelle Kendall is wearing a gown made of cotton and poinsettas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21411/
[Dot Smith]
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. Arbor Vitae and Poinsettas wearing an evening gown made of some sort of tree leaf. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21410/
[Viola Valdez De La Rosa]
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. Viola Valdez is wearing a bride costume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21409/
[Elizabeth Melton]
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. Elizabeth Melton is wearing a gown mimicing a queens dress. Dress was made out of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21408/
[Lorene Horton]
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. Lorene is wearing a dress mimicing a spanish dancer costume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21407/
[Dorthy Hager]
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. Dorthy Hager is wearing a long gown made of black beans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21406/
[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/
[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 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/
[Mary Jane Lee Williams]
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. Dress: grapefruit peel. Edge of train: citrus leaves. Palm Scene: Tangerine peel. Tiara- Citrus seeds. Representing the Womens Study club of Weslaco. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21402/
[Martha Jo Davey]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21401/
[Jean Van Porter]
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. Jean is wearing costume mimicing Cleopatras, made of citrus peel and leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21400/
[Niki Lettunich]
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 Niki Lettunich (7 years old, daughter of Mr. N.J Lettunich) Jack & Jill's childrens shop, 1950. Party dress of orchid yellow short circular skirt: grapefruit membrane ruffling. Bodice & Bonnet: bachelor button petals. Shoes: glypsolphelia seed sprayed with Lacquer. Became Ms. Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21399/
[Mazie Stebbens]
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. A Mae West costume made out of citrus leaves. Keithley Collection. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21398/
[Little Girl]
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. Little girl wearing a costume that has a cape with Weslaco written in front. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21397/
[Dorothy Hager Toothacker]
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. Dorothy is wearing a dress that copies the coronation robe of Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, fiance of King Edward VIII of great Britain. The robe was made of diamond shaped turnips. The train was of beets & carrots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21396/
[Thelma Youree]
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. Thelma is wearing a gown made of grapefruit peel & seeds texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21395/
[Aline Leona Markowsky Wood]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21394/
[Mrs. Mildred]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21393/
[Maxine Dunson]
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. Maxine Dunson is wearing a dress made out of fern and pompas grass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21392/
[Mrs. James McManus]
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. Mrs. McManus is wearing a dress made out of popcorn, turnips and citrus leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21391/
[Virginia Winn]
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. Virginia Winn is wearing a dress made of split peas and sliced carrots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21390/
[Dorthy Hager]
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. Dorthy is wearing a dress constructed of eggplant that is cut into diamond shape. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21389/
[Laverne Diggs]
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. Laverne Diggs is wearing a dress, boots, hat & muffs. Made out of red peppers & ? texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21388/
[Laverne Diggs]
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. Laverne Diggs is wearing a dress, boots, hat & muffs made out of red peppers and other unknown texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21387/
[Louise Clark]
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. Louise is wearing a long dress and cape made out of beets & popcorn texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21386/
[Marvis Anderson]
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. Marvis Anderson is wearing a hat, dress & umbrella made out of ferns & mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21385/
[Elizabeth McKeehan]
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. Elizabeth McKeehan is wearing a dress made out of citrus peel with feather like trimming texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21384/
[Louise Clark]
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. Louise Clark is wearing Chinese dress made out of citrus leaves. In the back of the outfit it has a dragon depicted. It's scales were shaped from tangerine peel. She carries an incense pot of ? with flames made of centers of Hibiscus. Long fingernails are of pink grapefruit peel. Trim on Blouse & Trousers are of grapefruit peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21383/
[Mildred Bradford]
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. Marvis is wearing a dress, hat, & umbrella made out of ferns & mums texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21382/
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