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  Partner: Weslaco Museum
 Collection: Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers
[Contestant 1]

[Contestant 1]

Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: 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 in feather like dress and head dress are made out of pompas grass, blouse of citrus peel.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Dot Smith]

[Dot Smith]

Date: December 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: 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. Arbor Vitae and Poinsettas wearing an evening gown made of some sort of tree leaf.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Laverne Diggs]

[Laverne Diggs]

Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: 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. Laverne Diggs is wearing a dress, boots, hat & muffs. Made out of red peppers & ?
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Laverne Diggs]

[Laverne Diggs]

Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: 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. Laverne Diggs is wearing a dress, boots, hat & muffs made out of red peppers and other unknown
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Louise Clark]

[Louise Clark]

Date: December 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: 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 wearing a long dress and cape made out of beets & popcorn
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Mrs. Tom Graham]

[Mrs. Tom Graham]

Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: 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 dress constructed using 150,000 bouganvillea petals put on individually. Trim and hair decoration made of chrysanthemums.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Rose Hansen]

[Rose Hansen]

Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: 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. Rose is wearing dress made out of corn & eggplant.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Rose Hansen]

[Rose Hansen]

Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: 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. Rose Hansen is wearing a dress made out of corn & eggplant dress.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Contestant 9]

[Contestant 9]

Date: December 1939
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: 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. Sports Division, sponsored Weslaco's Lions Club. Bathing Suit is made of Diamond shape orange peel. The cape is of eggplant, faced with the white of grapefruit. Beach hat and sandals straps made from braided corn husks.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Frances Bowling]

[Frances Bowling]

Date: December 1939
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: 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 Bowling is wearing a Native American costume. Representing the Donna Public Library. Indian girl costume is made out of grapefruit & tangerine peel, trimmed in beading of pepper, banana leaves, bamboo and papaya blossoms.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum