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[Martha Jo Davey]

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Jean Van Porter]

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 costume mimicing Cleopatras, made of citrus peel and leaves.
Date: December 1935
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Niki Lettunich]

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. 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.
Date: December 14, 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mazie Stebbens]

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. A Mae West costume made out of citrus leaves. Keithley Collection.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Little Girl]

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. Little girl wearing a costume that has a cape with Weslaco written in front.
Date: c. 1930
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Dorothy Hager Toothacker]

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. 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.
Date: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Thelma Youree]

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. Thelma is wearing a gown made of grapefruit peel & seeds
Date: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Aline Leona Markowsky Wood]

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Mildred]

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.
Date: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Maxine Dunson]

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. Maxine Dunson is wearing a dress made out of fern and pompas grass.
Date: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. James McManus]

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. McManus is wearing a dress made out of popcorn, turnips and citrus leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Virginia Winn]

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 Winn is wearing a dress made of split peas and sliced carrots.
Date: December 1937
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Dorthy Hager]

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. Dorthy is wearing a dress constructed of eggplant that is cut into diamond shape.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Laverne Diggs]

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. Laverne Diggs is wearing a dress, boots, hat & muffs. Made out of red peppers & ?
Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Laverne Diggs]

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. Laverne Diggs is wearing a dress, boots, hat & muffs made out of red peppers and other unknown
Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Louise Clark]

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. Louise is wearing a long dress and cape made out of beets & popcorn
Date: December 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Marvis Anderson]

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. Marvis Anderson is wearing a hat, dress & umbrella made out of ferns & mums.
Date: December 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Elizabeth McKeehan]

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. Elizabeth McKeehan is wearing a dress made out of citrus peel with feather like trimming
Date: December 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Louise Clark]

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. 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.
Date: December 1935
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mildred Bradford]

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. Marvis is wearing a dress, hat, & umbrella made out of ferns & mums
Date: December 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Allie B. Bell]

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.Skirt & jacket made of peppers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Inez McNaught]

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. Inez McNaught wearing dress made out of lavender and purple mums.
Date: December 1937
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 9]

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. 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.
Date: December 1939
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Hilda Griffin]

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. 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.
Date: December 1939
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum