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  Partner: Weslaco Museum
 Collection: Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
[Mardelle Kendall]

[Mardelle Kendall]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Mardelle Kendall is wearing a gown made of cotton and poinsettas.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Dot Smith]

[Dot Smith]

Date: December 1938
Creator: unknown
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. Arbor Vitae and Poinsettas wearing an evening gown made of some sort of tree leaf.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Viola Valdez De La Rosa]

[Viola Valdez De La Rosa]

Date: 1930 - 1939
Creator: unknown
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. Viola Valdez is wearing a bride costume.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Elizabeth Melton]

[Elizabeth Melton]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Elizabeth Melton is wearing a gown mimicing a queens dress. Dress was made out of citrus peel.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Lorene Horton]

[Lorene Horton]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
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. Lorene is wearing a dress mimicing a spanish dancer costume.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Dorthy Hager]

[Dorthy Hager]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Dorthy Hager is wearing a long gown made of black beans.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Frances Bowling]

[Frances Bowling]

Date: December 1939
Creator: Edrington Studio
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 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.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Garnett Bell]

[Garnett Bell]

Date: December 1939
Creator: unknown
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. 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.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Frances Woodward Ferguson]

[Frances Woodward Ferguson]

Date: December 8, 1939
Creator: unknown
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.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Mary Jane Lee Williams]

[Mary Jane Lee Williams]

Date: December 1935
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Dress: grapefruit peel. Edge of train: citrus leaves. Palm Scene: Tangerine peel. Tiara- Citrus seeds. Representing the Womens Study club of Weslaco.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum