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[Virginia Winn in gown made of vegetable]

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. This is Virginia Winn wearing a dress made of peas and carrots.
Date: December 1937
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Frances Bowling]

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. Frances is wearing an outfit made out of caleus leaves.
Date: 1930 - 1939
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[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 a Asian style outfit of citrus peel and leaves. Dragon depicted on back, and has long nails.
Date: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Tom Graham]

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. Graham is wearing a dress constructed using 150,000 bouganvillea petals put on individually. Trim and hair decoration made of chrysanthemums.
Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Winnie McQueen]

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. Winnie is wearing a gown made of citrus peel & leaves.
Date: December 1934
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Rose Hansen]

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. Rose is wearing dress made out of corn & eggplant.
Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Rose Hansen]

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. Rose Hansen is wearing a dress made out of corn & eggplant dress.
Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Model of Reynosa, MX]

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. Model of Reynosa is wearing a costume of the 18th Century gown. The gown is made of raw cotton carded.
Date: c. 1930
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Mardelle Kendall]

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. Mardelle is wearing a long dress with gloves that is made out of bougainvillea petals and some kind of seed.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Margie Kimmel]

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. Margie is representing the Fine Arts Club.
Date: December 1935
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Virginia 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. Virginia is wearing a dress made of corn husks, with gloves & hat of red peppers.
Date: December 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Mardelle Kendall]

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. Mardelle Kendall is wearing a gown made of cotton and poinsettas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Dot Smith]

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. Arbor Vitae and Poinsettas wearing an evening gown made of some sort of tree leaf.
Date: December 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Viola Valdez De La Rosa]

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. Viola Valdez is wearing a bride costume.
Date: 1930 - 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Elizabeth 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. Elizabeth Melton is wearing a gown mimicing a queens dress. Dress was made out of citrus peel.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph