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

[Virginia Crowell]

Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder of Weslaco
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. Virginia is wearing a dress and hat made of fruits and vegetables.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Ruby Jo Sims]

[Ruby Jo Sims]

Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio of Weslaco
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. Ruby Jo is wearing an evening gown made of bougainvillea & bachelor button petals.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Jody Farina Martin]

[Jody Farina Martin]

Date: unknown
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. Jody is wearing gown made of poinsetta, cenise and chrysanthemums.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Group Photo]

[Group Photo]

Date: unknown
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. Contestants in the 1941 Style Show . From left to right: Miss Kathryn Farina, Mrs. Marie Beeler, Miss Bettie Sue Robinson, Miss Clara Mae Isham, Mrs. Frank Dorsey, Miss Dorothy Hager, and Mrs. Virgil Lehman.
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[Mardell Kendall]

[Mardell Kendall]

Date: unknown
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. Mardell is wearing a evening gown made of grapefruit peel covered with cellophane.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Jean Cragen]

[Jean Cragen]

Date: unknown
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. Jean is wearing a gown made of fruits and vegetables.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Tommie Fay Reese]

[Tommie Fay Reese]

Date: unknown
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. 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.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Mrs. Van Blackwell]

[Mrs. Van Blackwell]

Date: unknown
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. 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.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Helen Archer]

[Helen Archer]

Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio of Weslaco
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. Helen is representing the Beta Sigma Phi of Weslaco. She won 2nd place in the Street Dress Division. The two piece English tweed suit made of purple bachelor buttons which were clipped to simulate tweed. Material cost was $10.45 and took 450 hours to complete.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Judy McManus Lackey]

[Judy McManus Lackey]

Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Martha
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. After winning 1st place in evening division. Gown was modeled at Neiman Marcus store in Dallas, TX.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
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