[Bettie Gene Frizzell Buchanan]

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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. Bettie is wearing a top made of grapefruit peel and a skirt made of grape fruit peel with stripes of eggplant.

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Creator: Unknown. December 1945.

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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 393 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.
Bettie is wearing a top made of grapefruit peel and a skirt made of grape fruit peel with stripes of eggplant.

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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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  • December 1945

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  • Feb. 15, 2007, 9:48 a.m.

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  • Oct. 1, 2009, 6:05 p.m.

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[Bettie Gene Frizzell Buchanan], photograph, December 1945; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21373/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Weslaco Museum.