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[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

[Clara Mae Isham]

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. Clara Mae Isham is wearing a skating costume made of egg plant peel, and is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington 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. Claricia Balli is wearing a suit made of shattered green fern. The lapels and her purse are made of mums and the hat and shoes are of the fern trimmed in mums.
Date: December 1952
Creator: Yoder of Weslaco
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

[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 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. Lady in feather like dress and head dress are made out of pompas grass, blouse of citrus peel.
Date: December 1938
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

[Contestant 6]

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. Women wearing a gown with one shoulder strap. Two tone dress with flowers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 7 ]

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. Women in long evening gown made out of some sort of fern
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 8]

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. Man in Navy costume. U.S. Navy dress uniform. Uniform is made out of corn meal (white) and cap, visor epaulettes are made out of eggplant. Ribbons were made out grapefruit peel.
Date: unknown
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

[Contestant 10]

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. Women wearing an evening gown made out of eggplant and flowers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 11]

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. Young women is wearing a dress that has checkers. Her accesories include: hat, gloves, shoes and purse.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 12]

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. Women wearing a dress, gloves and hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 13]

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. Young women wearing a sailor suit made of inside of citrus peel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 14]

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. Women in long dress with train made out of citrus peel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 15]

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. Women wearing a long dress with a small fan in her hand.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 16]

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. Young women is wearing a dress, purse, and hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 17]

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. Girl in long dress with a hand bag.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 18]

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. Girl in 2 tone dress and hand bag.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 19]

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. Women in long dress, Shawl, gloves, and purse.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum