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[Mrs. Robert George]
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. George is representing beta sigma phi gamma omega of Mercedes. Dress was made out of dried jacaranda leaves to simulate green velvet w/ lace shoulder inserts of yellow mum petals. Her corsage was of button mums. Required 105 hours of labor as well as 3 bushels of leaves and a dozen mums. Cost $11.00. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21326/
[Mildred Jennings]
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. The formal lenght gown with dropped shoulders and puffed sleeves was made in 850 hours by 35 Kiwanians and 39 Kiwanis members. The dress was of purple bougainvillea petals w/scrollwork of grapefruit, orange, and sour orange seeds. The evening bag also designed w/ Bougainvillea. Hair ornaments were of orange seeds sprinkled with metallic dust. Ballet shoes were pteals of the same flower w/ trimmings of orange seed. Cost $8.75. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21327/
[Merie Henderson]
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. Merie is representing the Pharr Demonstration Club. Dress was mde of 19,000 turks cap blossoms, and jacket, purse, and head decoraction were made of 980 mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21328/
[Mary Jo Phipps]
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 Jo is representing the Harlingen Business and Professional Womens Club. Scarlett O'Hara hostess gown made of turk's cap and white button mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21329/
[Margaret Hersh]
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. Margaret is representing Green Chair Beauty Shop of McAllen. She is wearinga short and flared skirt, muff, turban and boots that were fashioned from tobacco leaves (a new valley crop). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21330/
[Contestant 20]
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. Man in tuxedo, top hat, and cane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21331/
[Contestant 19]
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 long dress, Shawl, gloves, and purse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21332/
[Contestant 18]
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 hand bag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21333/
[Contestant 17]
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 long dress with a hand bag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21334/
[Contestant 16]
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, purse, and hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21335/
[Contestant 15]
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 with a small fan in her hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21336/
[Contestant 14]
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 long dress with train made out of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21337/
[Contestant 13]
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 sailor suit made of inside of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21338/
[Jo Beth 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. Jo Beth is wearing a gown made out of fern and roses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21339/
[Contestant 12]
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, gloves and hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21340/
[Araminta Curtis]
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. Araminta is wearing a ballerina costume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21341/
[Contestant 11]
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 that has checkers. Her accesories include: hat, gloves, shoes and purse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21342/
[Pattsy 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. Pattsy is wearing a costume made out of grapefruit and squares of cellaphane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21343/
[Contestant 10]
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 an evening gown made out of eggplant and flowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21344/
[Contestant 8]
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. Man in Navy costume. U.S. Navy dress uniform. Uniform is made out of corn meal (white) and cap, visor epaulettes are made out of eggplant. Ribbons were made out grapefruit peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21345/
[Contestant 7 ]
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 long evening gown made out of some sort of fern texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21346/
[Contestant 6]
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 gown with one shoulder strap. Two tone dress with flowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21347/
[Marshall Sabin]
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. Marshall is wearing a dress made out of chrysanthemum, bouganvillea and cornflowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21348/
[Sue Copeland]
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. Evening gown: Spanish moss inner bodies, petti skirt, gloves: pink blush grapefruit membrane. Hat: membrane pomegranate seeds. Slippers: spanish moss texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21349/
[Robert Pickard]
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. Man in tuxedo made of eggplant and inside of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21350/
[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. Ballerina lenght evening dress composed of gray ceniza leaves with trimming and acessories of ground bougainvillea petals. Jewelry: grapefruit seeds. 200 hours. $29.00 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21351/
[Nina Moore]
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. Nina is representing the Weslaco Rotary Club. Her dress, purse, hat, and umbrella is made primarily of citrus membrane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21353/
[Nan Cannon]
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. Skirt and jacket made of waxed citrus leaves. Bodice of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21354/
[Martin Stuart]
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 made out of cenizo leaves and castor bean burs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21355/
[Marie Greenwood]
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 Greenwood is wearing a dress made out of grapefruit membrane. Stole: green tepejuage leaves. Floral Design: tiny green leaves, grapefruit seeds with a touch of glitter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21356/
[Louise Daniel]
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. 1st prize non-perishable. Representing Potts & Wilson of Fort Worth . Primarily made of white and black beans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21357/
[Mildred Griffin]
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. Costume Division. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21358/
[Lillian Runyon]
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 brownsville charro days. China poblano costume of mums, poinsettias, bachelor buttons, poinsettias centers. Rebosa of braided palm leaves and hat of corn husks. Cost $50.00 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21359/
[Lillian Runyon]
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. Lillian is repersenting the Brownsville Charro Days. Her costume is made out of china poblana costume of mums, poinsettas, bachelor buttons, poinsettia centers. Rebosa of braided palm leaves and hat of corn husks. Cost: $50 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21360/
[Laura Allen 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. Laura is repersenting Mercedes Garden Club. Her gown and turban are made out of pepper corn frosted with snow dust. Jewelry ornaments of red pepper. Shoes, Bag and turban of crushed corn. Evening 3rd prize. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21361/
[Jacquelyn Rae Jester]
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. Cocktail dress made of bachelor buttons. Cost of dress was $9.18. 42 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21362/
[Harrlet Haskell]
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 maize seed. Cost $30.00. Completion took 100 hours. Harrlet is representing the Edcouch Chamber of Commerce. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21363/
[Gwen Gohman]
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 in finely ground hegari, mixed with silver dust. was decorated with valley roses. Sixty hours were requred to make this gown. At a cost of $25.00. Her waist corsage is of asters, roses and bougainvillea. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21364/
[Frankie Hartwig]
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 made out of beets, turnips, and blue cornflowers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21365/
[Fae Wilson Carter]
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. Evening gown made of carded cotton with contrasting corsage and hair jewelry of poinsettia texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21366/
[Elda Stovall]
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. Ballet- lenght dress was contructed from tattered membrane of grapefruit. Membranes were sewed on in tiny ruffles so that the dress resembled champagne lace. Peeled grapefruit seeds to represent small pearls & poinsettas petals composed her fan. Her jewelry was fashioned from peeled grapefruit seeds, Club members worked 296 hours on the dress as each tiny membrane was sectioned, washed, wiped, and dried individually. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21367/
[Claricia Balli]
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. Evening gown of lavender bachelor button petals w/white petals of trim. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21368/
[Claricia Balli]
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. Claricia Balli is wearing a suit made of shattered green fern. The lapels and her purse are made of mums and the hat and shoes are of the fern trimmed in mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21369/
[Charlyne 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. Charlyne Avant is wearing a top made of beets. The hat, shoes, and skirt were made of split white beans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21370/
[Catherine Farina]
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 Farina is wearing a dress made of corn husks and poinsetta leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21371/
[Bettie Gene Frizzell Buchanan]
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. Bettie is wearing a dress made of grapefruit peel with stripes of eggplant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21372/
[Bettie Gene Frizzell Buchanan]
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. Bettie is wearing a top made of grapefruit peel and a skirt made of grape fruit peel with stripes of eggplant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21373/
[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. Representing the Rotary Club of Mission. Hawiian costume fashioned of 400 bougainvilleas blossoms, 3 lb of lily leaves, 4 dozen poinsettas. Costume cost .75 cents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21374/
[Barbara J. Bordins]
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. Barbara is wearing a dress made of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21375/
[Mary Ellen Bailey]
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. Ballet skirt was made of corn husks with bodice made of chili peppers. The flower trim was of radishes, red peppers, and turnips. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21376/