[Suzi Eccles]

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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. This full-skirted dress was made of sliced corn cobs. Although the photograph does not show the design on the dress, there was a design made of cobs of a different color. Bachelor buttons were also used in the trimming of the dress and fan.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers and was provided by Weslaco Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 16 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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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. This full-skirted dress was made of sliced corn cobs. Although the photograph does not show the design on the dress, there was a design made of cobs of a different color. Bachelor buttons were also used in the trimming of the dress and fan.

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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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Jack Hornor. [Suzi Eccles], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21144/: accessed July 24, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Weslaco Museum.