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[Dorothy Mae Smith Closner]
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 of checkers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21314/
[Pat Ross]
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[Pat Arrington]
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. Pat Arrington is wearing a Buckskin dress made of finely ground corn meal, trimmings made of eggplant, redish, orange and lemon peel, green pepper, pop corn, papaya seeds, war bonnet is made of roses, bougainvillea, bachelor buttons and chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21127/
[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. Miss Hansen is wearing a Charro outfit (Spanish Cavalier), the bolero and skirt are made of orange peel in cellophane, cummer bund, blouse and sleeve ruffles are made of dried grapefruit membrane, trim is made lemon peel, and the hat is made of eggplant peel decorated with bachelor buttons. Total cost to make this outfit was $5 dollars. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21131/
[Shields]
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 Shields is wearing a long evening gown of two tones, made out of fruit and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21133/
[Mrs. Joe Davidson]
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 Davidson is wearing a Matador style suit made of chopped cenizo leaves resembling bakers and gray fannel. The black braid and tie are made of eggplant peeling, the hat and gloves are made of poinsettia petals, her blouse is made of tiny diamond-shaped grapefruit peel, and the jabot is eydet embroidery made from inner peel of grapefruit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21134/
[Contestant 61]
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 fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21137/
[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. Miss Perkins is wearing a long evening gown made out of feathers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21138/
[Mrs. John Osthoff]
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. Osthoff is wearing a dress made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21139/
[Julia Sleeth (Band Sweetheart)]
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. Julia Sleeth is wearing a "Flaming Accents Coat Dress" made out of ceniso, a draped scarf made of poinsetta petals, and jewelry made of seeds with glitter, and tiny red & green peppers, all designed by Danny Reed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21140/
[Miss Grace Dixon]
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. Grace is wearing a Band outfit, the coat is made out of grapefruit membrane and the trousers are made out of green peppers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21141/
[Contestant 60]
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 made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21146/
[Contestant 58]
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 58 is a wearing a long sleeveless gown and is carrying a purse both made out of citrus and seeds texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21148/
[Rose Maria Miss Beehee]
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 Beehee is wearing a long strapless evening gown of two different tones made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21149/
[Contestant 57]
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 57 is a wearing a two piece dress made out leaves and citrus. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21150/
[Contestant 56]
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 gown and carrying a purse, both made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21151/
[Contestant 55]
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 55 is wearing a long evening dress made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21152/
[Mrs. Ken L. Gibson]
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. Gibson is a wearing a long evening dress made out of eggplant and white mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21153/
[Contestant 54]
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 54 is wearing a long evening dress made out of dried yellow corn and poinsettias. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21155/
[Melba Cellum]
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 Cellum is wearing a long hoop skirt made out of citrus membrane peel and leaves. The bodice is made out of citrus leaves in red and white cellophane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21156/
[Contestant 53]
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 gowne and a hat made out of citrus. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21157/
[Contestant 51]
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/metapth21158/
[Isabel Rees]
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 Rees is wearing a long evening gown of two shades with a bow in the front, and a matching hat, both made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21159/
[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/metapth21163/
[Mildred 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. Mildred is wearing a long evening dress made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21165/
[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 long evening dress made out of 155 bouganvilleas and button mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21168/
[Contestant 47]
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 dress made out of flowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21169/
[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. Young lady wearing a long evening dress made out of fruit and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21170/
[Billie Marion Parks]
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. Billie Marion Parks is wearing an evening dress made out of chili peppers, 13000 pumpkin seeds and turnips. This same dress was on the cover of the National Geographic Magazine. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21171/
[Contestant 53]
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 gown with cape and hat made out of citrus. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21172/
[Contestant 45]
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 contestant is wearing a dress made out of white mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21174/
[Mary Ann Wall]
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 Ann is wearing a dress and hat made out of chilli peppers. The jacket and trim were of yellow button mums. Eight lbs of peppers were used . Took 650 hours to complete. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21175/
[Contestant 43]
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 strapless gown made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21181/
[Janie Crow]
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. Janie is wearing a costume made of redpeppers and green grapefruit leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21183/
[Contestant 41]
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 women wearing a gown made out of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21184/
[Contestant 40]
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 women wearing a dress made out of eggplant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21185/
[Contestant 39]
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 women is wearing a dress made of fruits and/or vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21186/
[Contestant 38]
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 is made of citrus leaves and seeds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21187/
[Violet Vaught]
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. Violet Vaught is wearing a gown made out of citrus peel and leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21188/
[Billie Marion Parks]
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 was made for an article in the National Geographic Magazine. Reporter did not come when we had the style show in December. Mrs. Parks made the dress Billie was modeling. Dress was made of grapefruit peel, trim is of beets, turnips, carrots cut to make triangles. Because the dress was not made for competition, her shoes were not covered. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21189/
[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 strapless dress with a flower in front bottom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21190/
[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. Virgina is wearing a long dress with a flower in the front bottom. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21191/
[Grace R. 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. Miss Clark is wearing a gown made of corn husks. Her purse, necklace and cumband is made of corn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21192/
[Grace R. 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. Miss Clark is wearing a gown made of corn husks. Purse, necklace, and cumband were made of corn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21193/
[Contestant 37]
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 is a contestant in the Fruit and Vegetable Style show. She is wearing a long dress with purse and long white gloves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21194/
[Teresa Pena]
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. Teresa Pena is wearing two tone dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21195/
[Chiquita Mitchell]
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. Chiquita is wearing a evening gown of bougainvillia, orchids, and purple chrysanthamums. The cape is of green fern. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21196/
[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. Ann is wearing a dress made of pampass grass curled with iron. They used 12 bushels of grapefruit peel and 1 bushel of mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21197/
[Mardell 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. Mardell is wearing a evening gown made of grapefruit peel covered with cellophane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21201/
[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 wearing a long dress made of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21202/
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