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[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/
[Nanelle Posey]
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. Nanelle is representing the Theta Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. The authentic Dutch costume is made of 3 bushels of grapefruit 2 1/2 bushels of bachelor buttons, 1/2 bushel of sage, 7 bushels of parsley, and 6 dozen mums. Total Cost: $8.00, Time: 359 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21276/
[Group Picture 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. From right: Jane Oehler, Jannette Waters in the middle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21277/
[Jane Oehler]
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 the National Bank of Weslaco made by delta Literary Club. Ruffles edged with grapefruit membrane on circular apron and formed the new peek-a boo neckline necklace of tangerine seeds. Dress is possibly made of boungainvillea. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21278/
[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/
[Mrs. Marion Moyer]
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. Moyer is representing the Rio Grande Valley Farm Federation of Mercedes. The new look creeps even into our style show. This dress is a replica of the Gay Gibson girl, a fashion of the "Roaring Twenties." This outfit is complete from its famous hand-span wasp waistline to its huge puffed sleeves with tight fitting long cuffs. The blouse is fashioned of white turnips cut in one-inch diamond shapes and wrapped in clear cellophane. The gold buttons are carrot centers, while the ever-present black tie, which was a "must" in those days, is made of diamond shaped pieces of eggplant. Additional eggplant squares form the full ballerina skirt. The old-fashioned draw-string pouch-bag is created of cellophane-covered green pepper diamonds. Hanging from the belt is a ribbon of eggplant with a fob of gold carrot center. Topping this ensemble is a tiny stiff sailor hat of green peppers with long ribbons of eggplant streaming down the back. Four bushels of eggplant, two bushels turnips, one bushel of peppers and two bunches of carrots were used in the construction of this costume. This is on of the most expensive dresses in that its total cost was $40.00 and 500 hours of priceless time devoted to it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21280/
[Mrs. Tom Hook]
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. Hook is representing the Donna Garden Club. Fatima, famous daughter of Mohammed was potrayed by Mrs. Hooks. Dark bougainvillea petals became 1,700 embossed "peacock eyes' and the bodice required 3,400 peach-colored bougainvillea petals. Golden petals from the same flower were used to fashion the headress and circular skirt. Jewelry was made from turnips (for pearls and radishes (for gold). Her nails were covered with single flower petals, and 15,650 bougainvillea blossoms were required for the entire costume. Ten Garden Club members worked for 156 hours, and cost of materials totaled $18.00. The club received honorable mention. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21281/
[Mrs. Tom Hook]
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. Hook is representing the Donna Garden Club. Fatima, famous daughter of Mohammed was potrayed by Mrs. Hooks. Dark bougainvillea petals became 1,700 embossed "peacock eyes' and the bodice required 3,400 peach-colored bougainvillea petals. Golden petals from the same flower were used to fashion the headress and circular skirt. Jewelry was made from turnips (for pearls and radishes (for gold). Her nails were covered with single flower petals, and 15,650 bougainvillea blossoms were required for the entire costume. Ten Garden Club members worked for 156 hours, and cost of materials totaled $18.00. The club received honorable mention. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21282/
[Mrs. Van Blackwell]
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. Blackwell is representing the Rio Grande Valley Farm Federation. This evening gown was made from calyz, or inner core of the bachelor button. Approximately 13,000 purple and white bachelor button calyx were used. The bertha of the dress was made line with finely shreaded petals of the flower, and the same material was used for the gloves and draped evening sandals. The earrings, necklace and bracelet were of green bean seeds. The corsage in her hair and trimmings on the dress were of yellow chrysanthemums and statice, and her fan was made of bachelor button centers and stems. Workers spent 1,470 hours and $25 on the dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21283/
[Pat Ross]
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. December 6, 1948. Weslaco High School. Shoes, bag, and hat made of eggplant wrapped in cellphane to give the look of satin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21284/
[Patsy Hankal]
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. Patsy Hankel is representing the fine arts of weslaco 1952. Street dress with jacket: lace fern Scarf: ornamental cane leaves Shoes and Bag of poinsetta petals cap and gloves of crushed corn meal National Vegetable, fruit and flower show style show part of Weslaco Birthday Party. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21285/
[Mildrena 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 Mildrena Shields is representing the Beta Sigma Phi. Dress seems to be made of flowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21286/
[Joann Puckett]
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. Joann is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. Everyone got into the act! Wives, children and babysitters fashioned this beautiful green and white evening dress out of 12 yds. of foundation material, 16 quarts of tepehuaje leaves, 723-1/2 bachelor buttons, 205 Chrysanthemums, 102 grapefruitand gallon of glue. Five cookies of two cups of coffee for each of the 350 hours required to construct the dress were also "used." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21287/
[Dorothy La Duke]
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 representing the Beta Sigma Phi, of Weslaco. The Four-gore skirt was made of ebony leaves which was accentuated with a tangerine-colored blouse of finely clipped aster-glow bougainvillea petals. Her bolero jacket was of white bachelor buttons. An ornamental pin of bachelor buttons was sprinkled wiht glitter. Hat with rolled brim was decorated with flowers, to represent a feathered plume, and purse, gloves and shoes were of crused ebony leaves. Narrow belt of clipped boungainvillea matched the blouse and earrings were fashioned of the silvery, reverse side of cenizo leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21288/
[Ruth Ann Cloud]
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 three piece ensemble design especially for her. Skirt and Jacket lapels were made of shredded purple bachelor buttons. Blouse made of shredded white bachelor buttons. The weskit and tie were made of trimmed bachelor buttons and, or course, bachelor buttons were also used to make the gloves, purse, hat and pumps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21289/
[Donna Jean Wilcox]
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 is representing the Senior Class of Donna High School. Her costume was made by class members. The Cellophane trousers were covered with cat tail "Fuz." Bolero shoes were made up of bougainvillea petals. Cap & Veil made of cat tail "fuzz' and bougainvillea while berry jewels and citrus seed "pearls" completed the costume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21290/
[Patsy Aiken]
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. Patsy is representing the Weslaco Parent-Teachers Assoc. "Hoge Foundation" is the name of this creation in honor of the woman whose cenizo shrubs went the way of all growing things about this time of year around Weslaco. The formal gown was made by the P.T.A. from two bushels of ground cenizo leaves with a half bushel of yellow chrysanthemums thrown in for the decorative touch. Her gloves, purse, and shoes were all of the same materials. The waist corsage, necklace and earrings were of the daisy chrysanthemum group. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21291/
[Jane Weber]
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. Jane is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. She is wearing a strapless formal gown made of seed of milo maize and higera. The red seed form the trimming of the blouse, while the skirt is fashioned of alternate stripes of the red and white seed. Her evening bag is made of black beans, sandals covered with milo maize. Aproximately 100 hours to make. They used 50 2 ounce tubes of liquid cement to fasten the 175,000 maize and higera seeds to the costume, at a cost about $17.50. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21292/
[Mrs. Martha Ann Knapp Linden]
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 the Weslaco Future Homemakers, winner 3rd prize. Gown was made of white grapefruit membrane with fingertip veil of thinly sliced onion rigs 1 1/2 ton of fruit was used to make the dress. It took 1,454 hours and cost $15.96 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21293/
[Geneaveave Ballard Meadow]
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. Geneveave is wearing a blouse and pant suit with gloves. Slacks: crusted tepejuage leaves. Jacket: grapefruit inner lining, borderd with leaves. Mittens, socks, scarf, cap: poinsetta petals. Ski boots: eggplant peel. Took 2,023 Hours to make. Cost: $16.73 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21294/
[Dorothy Carlisk]
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 the Harlingen garden club. The dress was made out of 1000 acalpha leaves. The purse is overlaid with ground alfalfa. The jerkin is made of rows of the scarlet bracts of the poinsetta plant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21295/
[Dorothy Carlisk]
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 representing the Harlingen Garden Club. Her dress is made out of 1000 acalpha leaves. The purse is overlaid with groud alfalfa. The jerkin is made of rows of the scarlet bracts of the poinsetta plant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21296/
[Dorothy Mae 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. Dorothy is representing the Edingburg Garden Club. Ensemble made completely of castor bean burrs, and dress of red burrs and accessories of green burrs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21297/
[Boots Barnett]
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. Boots is representing the raleigh dairy and keno cafe. Her dress and muff of bougainvillea petals and the jacket is of carded cotton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21298/
[Charlyn Avant]
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. Charlyn is representing the Mercedes business and professional womens club. Her blouse is designed of the U.S flag, made out of red and blue straw flowers with white stripes of chrysanthemums. Skirt is made of 300,000 grease back beans. Kacquet strings are of grapefruit peeling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21299/
[Jeanetter Rucker]
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. Jeanette is representing the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Her skirt is made of spinach the blouse is fashioned of chrysanthemums and estimated 10 million petals. The purse is also of chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21300/
[Mrs. Hank Hamel]
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. Hamel won 2nd place in the perishable division. Her dress was made of 70 eggplants and 1,160 chrysanthemums. Members worked 587 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21301/
[Contestant 30]
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 long skirt that was made with citrus membrane and top was made of some sort of flower that has fern and roses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21302/
[Contestant 29]
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. Santa Claus suit and cap made of poinsettia's and popcorn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21303/
[Contestant 28]
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 long dress made of corn cobs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21304/
[Contestant 27]
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 knee lenght white costume with boots and mittens. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21305/
[Contestant 26]
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. Knee-lenght dress with purse and hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21306/
[Contestant 25]
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 out of ferns and flowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21307/
[Virginia Mae Maddux]
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 gown made of dried truk cap petals that formed the gown which is 41/2 yards around the bottom. Nosegay flowers are of turnips, carrots, beets, parsley and the frills are of palm fiber texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21308/
[Wilma Beth Schuelke]
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. Wilma is representing the Garden Club of Mission. Skirt was made of sliced corn cobs. The jacket and purse were of purple bougainvillea. Shoes were covered with ground corn and necklace was made of kumquats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21309/
[Louise Howe]
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 representing the Latin American bougainvillea garden club of McAllen. China Poblana costume with blouse of grapefruit peel. Poinsettas used on skirt. Gold Bush seed and chile peppers were also used. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21310/
[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 representing the Womens Study Club. Her long dress is made of dehydrated alfalfa stalks with trim of golden chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21311/
[Dorothy Lee Drawe Conner]
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 representing the parent-teacher association of Weslaco. Her costume is made of grapefruit peel and red peppers from the pleated skirt of this dress. The blouse is made of valley-grown hand carded cotton. Blue cornflowers are the trim. Hours to make: 184. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21312/
[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 of San Antonio, formely of Edingburg, is wearing a dress of checkers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21313/
[Alice Edrington]
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. Alice represented the McAllen business training school. Her dress was made of chopped corn and bell peppers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21315/
[Billie Marion Parks Hickman]
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 of grapefruit peel with green pepper trim. Dress was worn over a petticoat of green peppers made of simulate taffeta. Earrings, combs and evening purse were made from grapefruit seed. sprinkled w/stardust and her sandals were covered w/ inner peel of grapefruit and adorned w/ pepper seeds. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21316/
[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/
[Annabel Young Edwards]
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. Annabel is wearing a costume that represents "Bougainvillea trail of the Rio Grande Valley." Purple bougainvillea petals cover entire dress. Trim is of bronze petals bougainvillea, as are the shoes and basket. Approximately 10 bushels of flowers were used to make the costume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21318/
[Contestant 24]
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 Red Cross Nurse costume and shield. Nurse uniform was made of inside citrus peel shield was of cornflowers in red and blue and white mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21319/
[Contestant 23]
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 in white evening gown with cape and large fake flowers and leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21320/
[Noah Fay]
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. Strapless evening gown. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21321/
[Contestant 22]
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 in evening gown with muff. Used 20,000 pieces of carrots and poinsettia hearts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21322/
[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. Girl in 2 tone dress and hat and purse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21323/
[Contestant 21]
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 featherlike dress with head piece and jewelery made of fern. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21324/
[Mrs. W.B. Harris]
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. Harris is representing the Mission Study Club. Her costume is of father time. Robe was covered with sage and pittisporum leaves. Face of clock on sleeves was composed of turnips. The beard was made of pampas grass and the rawhide handle of the scythe was made of eggplant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21325/