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[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/
[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/
[Niki Lettunich]
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 Niki Lettunich (7 years old, daughter of Mr. N.J Lettunich) Jack & Jill's childrens shop, 1950. Party dress of orchid yellow short circular skirt: grapefruit membrane ruffling. Bodice & Bonnet: bachelor button petals. Shoes: glypsolphelia seed sprayed with Lacquer. Became Ms. Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21399/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Frances Woodward Ferguson]
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 gown with bustle effect composed of grapefruit seed. The nosegay was made of membrane giving the effect of orange blossoms. Costume weighed 60 lbs. Representing the Rio Grande Valley Citrus Exchange Employees. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21403/
[Contestant 9]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21379/
[Frances Bowling]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21405/
[Garnett 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. Representing F.H. Vahlsing of Elsa. Dress was made of 250,000 kernels of fresh roasting ears. Nine workers created this dress in 405 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21404/
[Hilda 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. Hilda was in the evening gown division, and was representing the American Legion and Auxilary. Dress, shoes, purse and head-dress were of white grease-black beans. Red and yellow decorative design were of red and yellow from the poinsetta plant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21377/
[Hilda 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. Hilda was a contestant of the Evening gown division, and was representing American Legion & Auxilary. Dress, Shoes, purse, and head-dress were of white grease-black beans. Red and Yellow decorative design were of red and yellow poinsetta plant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21378/
[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/
[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/
[Amparo Rodriguez]
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. Amparo is wearing a dress made of cotton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21415/
[Contestant 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. Lady in feather like dress and head dress are made out of pompas grass, blouse of citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21424/
[Dot 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. Arbor Vitae and Poinsettas wearing an evening gown made of some sort of tree leaf. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21410/
[Laverne Diggs]
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 & ? texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21388/
[Laverne Diggs]
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 texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21387/
[Louise 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. Louise is wearing a long dress and cape made out of beets & popcorn texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21386/
[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 dress constructed using 150,000 bouganvillea petals put on individually. Trim and hair decoration made of chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21428/
[Rose 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. Rose is wearing dress made out of corn & eggplant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21426/
[Rose 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. Rose Hansen is wearing a dress made out of corn & eggplant dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21425/
[Elizabeth McKeehan]
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. Elizabeth McKeehan is wearing a dress made out of citrus peel with feather like trimming texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21384/
[Inez McNaught]
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. Inez McNaught wearing dress made out of lavender and purple mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21380/
[Marvis Anderson]
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. Marvis Anderson is wearing a hat, dress & umbrella made out of ferns & mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21385/
[Mildred Bradford]
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. Marvis is wearing a dress, hat, & umbrella made out of ferns & mums texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21382/
[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 dress made of corn husks, with gloves & hat of red peppers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21412/
[Virginia Winn]
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 Winn is wearing a dress made of split peas and sliced carrots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21390/
[Virginia Winn in gown made of vegetable]
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 is Virginia Winn wearing a dress made of peas and carrots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21431/
[Dorothy Hager Toothacker]
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 that copies the coronation robe of Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, fiance of King Edward VIII of great Britain. The robe was made of diamond shaped turnips. The train was of beets & carrots. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21396/
[Louise 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. Louise Clark is wearing a Asian style outfit of citrus peel and leaves. Dragon depicted on back, and has long nails. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21429/
[Maxine Dunson]
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. Maxine Dunson is wearing a dress made out of fern and pompas grass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21392/
[Mrs. Mildred]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21393/
[Thelma Youree]
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 gown made of grapefruit peel & seeds texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21395/
[Jean Van Porter]
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. Jean is wearing costume mimicing Cleopatras, made of citrus peel and leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21400/
[Louise 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. Louise Clark is wearing Chinese dress made out of citrus leaves. In the back of the outfit it has a dragon depicted. It's scales were shaped from tangerine peel. She carries an incense pot of ? with flames made of centers of Hibiscus. Long fingernails are of pink grapefruit peel. Trim on Blouse & Trousers are of grapefruit peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21383/
[Margie Kimmel]
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. Margie is representing the Fine Arts Club. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21414/
[Mary Jane Lee Williams]
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: grapefruit peel. Edge of train: citrus leaves. Palm Scene: Tangerine peel. Tiara- Citrus seeds. Representing the Womens Study club of Weslaco. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21402/
[Mrs. Winnie McQueen]
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. Winnie is wearing a gown made of citrus peel & leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21427/
[Frances Bowling]
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 an outfit made out of caleus leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21430/
[Viola Valdez De La Rosa]
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. Viola Valdez is wearing a bride costume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21409/
[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/
[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/
[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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21394/
[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/
[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.Skirt & jacket made of peppers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21381/
[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. Allie is wearing a two piece street dress, hat & bag: carded cotton texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21420/
[Ann Frizzell]
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 representing the American Legion. The Dutch costume skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21261/
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