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[Contestants 62]
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. There is several contestants wearing different type of dresses made of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21128/
[Mrs Joe Davison]
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 Joe Davison is wearing an outfit made of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21129/
[Ruby Pierce]
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. Ruby Pierce is wearing an evening gown made of grapefruit membrane, she has gloves on and is holding a handbag also made of grapefruit membrane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21130/
[Mrs. Janett Wallace]
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 Janett Wallace is wearing a long evening dress made out of pampas grass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21132/
[Neva Jean Riley]
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 Riley is wearing a skirt made of bougainvillea, the bodice is made of bachelor buttons, hip panels are made of chrysanthemums and the belf of eggplant peeling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21135/
[Gladys Wallace]
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. Gladys Wallace is wearing a charming suit is made of cenizo leaves. The skirt of the suit is beautifully striped with two different colors of chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21136/
[Lucille Parris]
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 Parrish from the Beta Sigma Phi Club is wearing a costume made out of bell peppers and citrus leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21142/
[J. Chapman Rice]
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. Mr. Rice's handsome Charro costume was made of diamond-cut pieces of eggplant. A metal cutter had been made especially to cut these diamond shapes. Each diamond was carefully wrapped in double-stick cellophane tape and then stuck on the base of the costume. To make the stripes down the trouser legs, the inside of grapefruit peel was scraped and shaped by pinking shears. The handsome sarape was made of strips of many fruits and vegetables to get the many colors and the fringe was of a hearty grass. Few men modeled so his costume was wildly applauded. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21143/
[Suzi Eccles]
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 full-skirted dress was made of sliced corn cobs. Although the photograph does not show the design on the dress, there was a design made of cobs of a different color. Bachelor buttons were also used in the trimming of the dress and fan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21144/
[Mrs. Clara Mae Davison]
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 winning ensemble is called a "landlubbers's outfit" especially popular with schoolgirls because of its simplicity. Blouse was made of the inner skin of white grapefruit, cut in diamond-shaped pieces; waistcoat of red poinsettia petals, and skirt in inch-square pieces of eggplant. Buttons on the costume were made of lacquered papaya seeds, and her handbag was of eggplant. Inner skin of grapefruit formed a soft, pliable material for the blouse. Two-thousand one-inch pieces of eggplant were cut from 36 grapefruits and 36 poinsetta petals were used. Total cost was $6; time required to make was 262 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21145/
[Contestant 59]
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. Young lady wearing a long evening dress made out of leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21147/
[Jessie Mae Parks Sidener]
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. Jessie Mae is wearing a long evening dress, muff and a headdress all made out of variegataded chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21154/
[Contestant 50]
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. Young woman is wearing a long evening gown with tail made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21160/
[Contestant 49]
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. Young lady wearing a long gown with cape made of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21161/
[Jean Cragon]
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 Cragon is wearing a long gown made of bachelos buttons in two different shades. The cape and muff are made of white bachelor buttons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21162/
[Contestant 48]
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 48 is wearing a long gown made out of fern and yellow mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21164/
[Catherine James]
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. Catherine is wearing a colonial garment which was definitely perishable. As is evident, this garment was made of purple cabbage leaves and trimmed in curly parsley. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21166/
Fay Wilson
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 Wilson is a wearing a 1935, long, evening dress made of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21167/
[Contestant 46]
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 wearing a long gown made of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21173/
[Mrs. Ray Logan]
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. Long gown was made with long sleeves. Mrs. Ray Logan is wearing a small hand fan. Skirt is made of chile pequins and peplum is made of chrysanthemum petals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21176/
[Clara Mae Isham]
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. Clara Mae Isham is wearing a skating costume made of egg plant peel, and is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21177/
[Mrs. Bill Powell]
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 wearing a long evening dress with umbrella, both made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21178/
[Contestant 44]
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. Young lady is wearing a long evening gown made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21179/
[Mrs. Ned W. Solether]
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. Ned W. Solether is wearing a long evening gown made of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21180/
[Contestant 42]
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. Women wearing a dress made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21182/
[Ann Hall]
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. ampass grass-curled with iron. Grapefuit peel- 12 bushel and 1 bushel of mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21198/
[Contestant 36]
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 gown with long sleeved gloves. Fruits and Vegetables in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21199/
[Golda Roberts]
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. Golda is wearing a long gown made out of citrus. The skirt is made of citrus leaves. Panel is made of citrus peel triangles. Head peice of citrus seed. Neck ruff is made out of the inside of citrus peel. Fan of same bracelet of fan made of colomondins. Puffs on sleaves were made of citrus peel triangles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21200/
[Contestant 35]
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. Donna Women's Club. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21203/
[Kathleen Dubbois]
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. Kathleen is wearing a costume of a bell boy. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21204/
[Mrs. Marie Hoffman]
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. Marie Hoffman is wearing a sleeveles dress made of fern and chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21205/
[Mrs. John Ostroff]
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. John Ostroff is wearing a Cleopatra costume made of citrus peel and leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21207/
[Tommie Fay Reese]
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. Tommie Fay is representing the Southwestern Insurance. She is wearing a China Problana costume. Spineless cactus and vegetables. Skirt was made of various vegetables cut out with lipstick top to resemble sequins. Blouse of cotton with roses of red and green peppers. Hat was made of corn shucks trimmed in vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21208/
[Thelma Perkins]
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 swim suit made of leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21210/
[Kathy Ellis]
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. Kathy is wearing a costume of "bells of Ireland." The blouse and pettiecoat was made of white grapefruit membrane. Laced bodice and overskirt of bougainvillea. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21211/
[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. Aline Markowsky is wearing a white wedding gown with a train. 33,500 cotton seeds were used to make the gown. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21216/
[Charlene Lobitz]
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. Pirate costume made of onion seed bougainvillea. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21253/
[Howard Wiley]
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. Howard is representing the Kiwanis of Weslaco. Costume of "Mammy Yoakum." Made of eggplant and mums. Stockings made out of ebony leaves and poinsettas, shoes of corn, and pipe of corncob. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21254/
[Jody Farina Martin]
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. Jody is wearing gown made of poinsetta, cenise and chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21255/
[Helen Praytor]
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/metapth21256/
[Jimmie Lee Cottingham]
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. Jimmie Lee Cottingham is the representing the McAllen Homemakers. The football suit was made of dehydrated bougainvillea leaves, grapefruit peel cut in diamonds and wrapped in cellophane. The football is covered with tangerine peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21257/
[Jimmie Lee Cottingham]
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. Jimmie Lee is representing the McAllen Homemakers. The football suit was made of dehydrated bougainvillea leaves, grapefruit peel cut in diamonds and wrapped in cellophane. The football is covered with tangarine peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21258/
[Tommy Jean Brixley Martin]
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. Tommy Jean is wearing a dress made out of green peppers cut in squares. Her blouse is made of the inside of a grapefruit peel. Her shoes, handbag, buttons, were of mustard clover seeds, and the gloves were of white mum petals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21259/
[Mrs. N.J. 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. Mrs. Lettunich is wearing a long coat, mittens, purse, and hat. Inner core is of bachelor buttons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21268/
[Edna Chandler]
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. Edna is representing the Weslaco Business and professional Womens Club. This winter suit and muff were made out of bachelor buttons, scart and corsage made of lettuce. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21270/
[Polly Yewell]
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. Polly is representing the Mission Chamber of Commerce. Dress is made of grapefruit peel and bougainvillea blossoms. Cameo is of eggplant and chain of orange peel. Corsage is composed of bougainvillea, orange, lime, grapefruit and kumquat fruit and peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21271/
[Judy McManus Lackey]
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. After winning 1st place in evening division. Gown was modeled at Neiman Marcus store in Dallas, TX. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21273/
[Ann Nichols]
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. Ann Nichols is representing the Girl Scouts of Weslaco. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21274/
[Mary Sue Hampton]
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. Mary Sue is wearing an evening gown with accesories that include: necklace, gloves, and handbag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21275/
[Jannette Waters]
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. Jannette is representing the Literary Review Club. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21279/
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