[Hansen]

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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 Hansen is wearing a Charro outfit (Spanish Cavalier), the bolero and skirt are made of orange peel in cellophane, cummer bund, blouse and sleeve ruffles are made of dried grapefruit membrane, trim is made lemon peel, and the hat is made of eggplant peel decorated with bachelor buttons. Total cost to make this outfit was $5 dollars.

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The Weslaco Museum's collections feature photographs from 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.

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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 Hansen is wearing a Charro outfit (Spanish Cavalier), the bolero and skirt are made of orange peel in cellophane, cummer bund, blouse and sleeve ruffles are made of dried grapefruit membrane, trim is made lemon peel, and the hat is made of eggplant peel decorated with bachelor buttons. Total cost to make this outfit was $5 dollars.

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Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers

This collection from the Weslaco Museum features photographs from Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show, which debuted in 1929. 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. Area organizations, individuals, and women's clubs would donate hundreds of hours to create these agricultural and fashion wonders.

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[Hansen], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21131/: accessed September 25, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Weslaco Museum.