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[Neva Jean Riley Knapp]

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. Neva is wearing a long evening gown made of eggplant wrapped in cellophane. She is wearing white long gloves with a purse in her hand.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Ella Beth Melton]

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. Ella Beth Melton is representing the Pharr Kiwanis Club and won 1st price in the Vegetable division. Dress made out of grapefruit peel and train of sliced onions wrapped individually in cellophane lillies in bouquet of turnips and carrots with fern.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Kathryn 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. Evening gown, full skirt, petticoat, overskirt, bodice is made out of corn husks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Group Picture 1]

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. From right: Jane Oehler, Jannette Waters in the middle.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Jimmie Lee Cottingham]

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. Jimmie Lee is representing the McAllen Homemakers. The football suit was made of dehydrated bougainvillea leaves, grapefruit peel cut in diamonds and wrapped in cellophane. The football is covered with tangarine peel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 35]

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. Donna Women's Club.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. John Ostroff]

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. John Ostroff is wearing a Cleopatra costume made of citrus peel and leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Edna Chandler]

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. Edna is representing the the Weslaco Professiona and Business Club. Her winter suit and muff is made of bachelor buttons, scarf and corsage made of lettuce.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Verna Borchelt Le Croix]

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. Verna is wearing a costume made out of orange peel cut into diamonds and wrapped in cellophane.
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. Three women in Fruit and Vegetable style show dresses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mildrena Shields]

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 Mildrena Shields is representing the Beta Sigma Phi. Dress seems to be made of flowers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Jim Cook]

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. Lady wearing a 2 piece outfit with gloves, purse, and hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Doris Marinof 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. Doris is wearing a long dress and is holding a fan in her hand.
Date: unknown
Creator: Martha Anderson of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Jane Oehler]

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. Representing the National Bank of Weslaco made by delta Literary Club. Ruffles edged with grapefruit membrane on circular apron and formed the new peek-a boo neckline necklace of tangerine seeds. Dress is possibly made of boungainvillea.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studios
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Martha Ann Knapp Linden]

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. Representing the Weslaco Future Homemakers, winner 3rd prize. Gown was made of white grapefruit membrane with fingertip veil of thinly sliced onion rigs 1 1/2 ton of fruit was used to make the dress. It took 1,454 hours and cost $15.96
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Don Carter]

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. Don Carter is representing the Missions Lions Club. Mrs. Carter is wearing a dress made of grapefruit and necklace and bracelet accents were of roses.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Dot Dodd]

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. Dot Dodd is wearing a dress made of pampass grass and red roses.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Jane Weber]

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. Jane is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. She is wearing a strapless formal gown made of seed of milo maize and higera. The red seed form the trimming of the blouse, while the skirt is fashioned of alternate stripes of the red and white seed. Her evening bag is made of black beans, sandals covered with milo maize. Aproximately 100 hours to make. They used 50 2 ounce tubes of liquid cement to fasten the 175,000 maize and higera seeds to the costume, at a cost about $17.50.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 33]

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 dressed up in a Santa costume made of red bougainvillea petals, carded cotton, and pampas grass. It took 120 hours, 10 bushels flower petals dehydrated to 10 pints.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Katheryn King]

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. Katheryn is representing the Ladies Supply of McAllen. The ballerina dress was made of leaves of hibiscus and chrysanthemums. Collar, shoulder straps, hemline, fan, waist corsage, and hairband were made out of flowers. Ruffle on skirt was made of yellow mums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Edith Stevens]

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. Edith is wearing a dress made of ebony leaves, Chinese hat petals and eggplant. Her gloves were made out of corn meal.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Kathryn 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. Kathryn is wearing an evening gown, full skirted. Petticoat, overskirt, bodice are made of corn husks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Marion Moyer]

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. Marion is representing the Gulf Distributing Co. The sunback play-dress of pepper and eggplant won honorable mention. It was designed with a hand-block pattern, worked into a floral design. top of the dress was made of diiamond shaped peiced of eggplant. her wap-around stole was made of square shaped peppers, with red pyracantha berries foming a fandago fringe. The long strink of beads, twisted in an ornamental know, was made of pyracantha berries also. Her straw sandals were made of raffia used by vegetable shippers to tie bunched vegetables. Workers spent 325 hours in making the costume and $75.00 for materials.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Geneaveave Ballard Meadow]

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. Geneveave is wearing a blouse and pant suit with gloves. Slacks: crusted tepejuage leaves. Jacket: grapefruit inner lining, borderd with leaves. Mittens, socks, scarf, cap: poinsetta petals. Ski boots: eggplant peel. Took 2,023 Hours to make. Cost: $16.73
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum