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[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. Three women in Fruit and Vegetable style show dresses.
Date: unknown
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

[Ann Frizzell]

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 representing the American Legion. The Dutch costume skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Ann Frizzell]

Description: Photograph of 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 representing the American Legion. She is wearing a Dutch costume that was made by the American Legion Auxiliary. The skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583 white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of a lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours.
Date: unknown
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

[Annabel Young Edwards]

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. Annabel is wearing a costume that represents "Bougainvillea trail of the Rio Grande Valley." Purple bougainvillea petals cover entire dress. Trim is of bronze petals bougainvillea, as are the shoes and basket. Approximately 10 bushels of flowers were used to make the costume.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Barbara Ann Ackermann]

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. Briscoe sports, costume division. Drum majorette. Dress was made of white turnips with insets of green citrus leaves. Buttons were made of ornamental dates. Her boots were made of turnips and her hat was made of milkweed seed. Fluff and tassel were of pampas grass. Braid- date stems and cattail leaves. Baton was of cardboard and gold dust.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Betty Compere]

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. Betty is wearing a gown of black and white. The black was made of onion seed, and the white of finely ground corn. Corsage and red gladiolis.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Betty Jean Frizzel]

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. Betty is wearing an evening gown made of fruits and vegetables.
Date: unknown
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

[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. Dress was made for an article in the National Geographic Magazine. Reporter did not come when we had the style show in December. Mrs. Parks made the dress Billie was modeling. Dress was made of grapefruit peel, trim is of beets, turnips, carrots cut to make triangles. Because the dress was not made for competition, her shoes were not covered.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Billie Marion Parks Hickman]

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. Dress of grapefruit peel with green pepper trim. Dress was worn over a petticoat of green peppers made of simulate taffeta. Earrings, combs and evening purse were made from grapefruit seed. sprinkled w/stardust and her sandals were covered w/ inner peel of grapefruit and adorned w/ pepper seeds.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Billy Ruth Gound]

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. Billy is wearing a long gown. Seems like it might be bachelor buttons.
Date: unknown
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

[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

[Charlyne 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. Charlyne Avant is wearing a top made of beets. The hat, shoes, and skirt were made of split white beans.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Chiquita Mitchell]

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. Chiquita is wearing a evening gown of bougainvillia, orchids, and purple chrysanthamums. The cape is of green fern.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant]

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. Contestant is wearing a suit with hat. Shirt & Jacket probably made of citrus peel.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 2]

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. Contestant is wearing an elegant dress and necklace. Won 2nd place. Dress made out of cotton.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 3]

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. Contestant is wearing a dress, hat, and boots. Dress is made out of chrysanthemums & boots are ground corn.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 4]

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. Contestant is wearing a long strapless evening gown made out of bachelor buttons.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 5]

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. Contestant is dressed like the statue of liberty. Dress is probably made of citrus peel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum