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[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/
[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 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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Frances Pegues]
An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Frances is wearing a costume that mimics a basket of poinsettias and fern. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21206/
[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/
[Contestant 34]
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 white gown made of vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21209/
[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/
[Virginia Crowell]
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 dress and hat made of fruits and vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21212/
[Betty Jean Frizzel]
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. Betty is wearing an evening gown made of fruits and vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21213/
[Contestant 33]
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 dressed up in a Santa costume made of red bougainvillea petals, carded cotton, and pampas grass. It took 120 hours, 10 bushels flower petals dehydrated to 10 pints. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21214/
[Mardelle 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. Grapefruit peel covered with cellophane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21215/
[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/
[Betty Compere]
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. Betty is wearing a gown of black and white. The black was made of onion seed, and the white of finely ground corn. Corsage and red gladiolis. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21217/
[Contestant 32]
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 women is wearing a long dress with cape made out of fruits and vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21218/
[Mary Elizabeth Thomas]
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 is wearing a street dress with a fedora hat and bag. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21219/
[Mrs. Jim Cook]
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 2 piece outfit with gloves, purse, and hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21220/
[Margaret Giese]
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 wearing a evening gown that was made of 6.600 peices of eggplant. Cape was made of 5,260 petals of pinkgrape fruit membrane and gloves were made of eggplant. Cost of the dress was $89.50. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21221/
[Allie B. Bell]
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. Three women in Fruit and Vegetable style show dresses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21222/
[Doris Marinof 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. Doris is wearing a long dress and is holding a fan in her hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21223/
[Contestant 31]
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 in a long dress made of shattered bachelor buttons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21224/