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[Judy McManus Lackey]

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Martha
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Linda Ligon (Willams)]

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. Long strapless gown worn by Linda Ligon.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Martha
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. W.C. Henson]

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. W.C. Hanson represented the Chaturic Club of 1956. The princess line style street dress was a soft green made of 8 quarts of tepejuaje leaves. The bolero was green and white striped, using inside of 24 grapefruit. Her alligator bag and matching pumps were made with 16 eggplant while the pillbox and glvoes were of red poinsettia leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Martha
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Ann Nichols]

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. Ann Nichols is representing the Girl Scouts of Weslaco.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Dorothy La Duke]

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 representing the Beta Sigma Phi, of Weslaco. The Four-gore skirt was made of ebony leaves which was accentuated with a tangerine-colored blouse of finely clipped aster-glow bougainvillea petals. Her bolero jacket was of white bachelor buttons. An ornamental pin of bachelor buttons was sprinkled wiht glitter. Hat with rolled brim was decorated with flowers, to represent a feathered plume, and purse, gloves and shoes were of crused ebony leaves. Narrow belt of clipped boungainvillea matched the blouse and earrings were fashioned of the silvery, reverse side of cenizo leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Gladys Wallace]

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. Gladys Wallace is wearing a charming suit is made of cenizo leaves. The skirt of the suit is beautifully striped with two different colors of chrysanthemums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Jo Beth Powell]

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. Jo Beth is wearing a gown made out of fern and roses.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mary Sue Hampton]

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. Mary Sue is wearing an evening gown with accesories that include: necklace, gloves, and handbag.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Tom Hook]

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. Hook is representing the Donna Garden Club. Fatima, famous daughter of Mohammed was potrayed by Mrs. Hooks. Dark bougainvillea petals became 1,700 embossed "peacock eyes' and the bodice required 3,400 peach-colored bougainvillea petals. Golden petals from the same flower were used to fashion the headress and circular skirt. Jewelry was made from turnips (for pearls and radishes (for gold). Her nails were covered with single flower petals, and 15,650 bougainvillea blossoms were required for the entire costume. Ten Garden Club members worked for 156 hours, and cost of materials totaled $18.00. The club received honorable mention.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Tom Hook]

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. Hook is representing the Donna Garden Club. Fatima, famous daughter of Mohammed was potrayed by Mrs. Hooks. Dark bougainvillea petals became 1,700 embossed "peacock eyes' and the bodice required 3,400 peach-colored bougainvillea petals. Golden petals from the same flower were used to fashion the headress and circular skirt. Jewelry was made from turnips (for pearls and radishes (for gold). Her nails were covered with single flower petals, and 15,650 bougainvillea blossoms were required for the entire costume. Ten Garden Club members worked for 156 hours, and cost of materials totaled $18.00. The club received honorable mention.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Nanelle Posey]

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. Nanelle is representing the Theta Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. The authentic Dutch costume is made of 3 bushels of grapefruit 2 1/2 bushels of bachelor buttons, 1/2 bushel of sage, 7 bushels of parsley, and 6 dozen mums. Total Cost: $8.00, Time: 359 hours.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Claricia Balli]

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. Evening gown of lavender bachelor button petals w/white petals of trim.
Date: December 1952
Creator: Badgers of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Alice Edrington]

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. Alice represented the McAllen business training school. Her dress was made of chopped corn and bell peppers.
Date: unknown
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

[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

[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. Allie is wearing a two piece street dress, hat & bag: carded cotton
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Amparo Rodriguez]

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. Amparo is wearing a dress made of cotton.
Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Ann Hall

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. Ann is wearing a dress made of pampass grass curled with iron. They used 12 bushels of grapefruit peel and 1 bushel of mums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Ann Hall]

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. ampass grass-curled with iron. Grapefuit peel- 12 bushel and 1 bushel of mums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Billie Marion Parks]

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. Billie Marion Parks is wearing an evening dress made out of chili peppers, 13000 pumpkin seeds and turnips. This same dress was on the cover of the National Geographic Magazine.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Boots Barnett]

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. Boots is representing the raleigh dairy and keno cafe. Her dress and muff of bougainvillea petals and the jacket is of carded cotton.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Catherine Farina]

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. Catherine Farina is wearing a dress made of corn husks and poinsetta leaves.
Date: December 1940
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Catherine James]

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. Catherine is wearing a colonial garment which was definitely perishable. As is evident, this garment was made of purple cabbage leaves and trimmed in curly parsley.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Charlyn Avant]

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. Charlyn is representing the Mercedes business and professional womens club. Her blouse is designed of the U.S flag, made out of red and blue straw flowers with white stripes of chrysanthemums. Skirt is made of 300,000 grease back beans. Kacquet strings are of grapefruit peeling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum