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[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

[Lorene Horton]

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. Lorene is wearing a dress mimicing a spanish dancer costume.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Dorthy Hager]

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. Dorthy Hager is wearing a long gown made of black beans.
Date: unknown
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 Bowling is wearing a Native American costume. Representing the Donna Public Library. Indian girl costume is made out of grapefruit & tangerine peel, trimmed in beading of pepper, banana leaves, bamboo and papaya blossoms.
Date: December 1939
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Garnett 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. Representing F.H. Vahlsing of Elsa. Dress was made of 250,000 kernels of fresh roasting ears. Nine workers created this dress in 405 hours.
Date: December 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Frances Woodward Ferguson]

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 a gown with bustle effect composed of grapefruit seed. The nosegay was made of membrane giving the effect of orange blossoms. Costume weighed 60 lbs. Representing the Rio Grande Valley Citrus Exchange Employees.
Date: December 8, 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Jane Lee Williams]

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: grapefruit peel. Edge of train: citrus leaves. Palm Scene: Tangerine peel. Tiara- Citrus seeds. Representing the Womens Study club of Weslaco.
Date: December 1935
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Martha Jo Davey]

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

[Jean Van Porter]

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. Jean is wearing costume mimicing Cleopatras, made of citrus peel and leaves.
Date: December 1935
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Niki Lettunich]

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 Niki Lettunich (7 years old, daughter of Mr. N.J Lettunich) Jack & Jill's childrens shop, 1950. Party dress of orchid yellow short circular skirt: grapefruit membrane ruffling. Bodice & Bonnet: bachelor button petals. Shoes: glypsolphelia seed sprayed with Lacquer. Became Ms. Texas.
Date: December 14, 1950
Item Type: Photograph

[Mazie Stebbens]

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. A Mae West costume made out of citrus leaves. Keithley Collection.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Little Girl]

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. Little girl wearing a costume that has a cape with Weslaco written in front.
Date: c. 1930
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Dorothy Hager Toothacker]

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 wearing a dress that copies the coronation robe of Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, fiance of King Edward VIII of great Britain. The robe was made of diamond shaped turnips. The train was of beets & carrots.
Date: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Thelma Youree]

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. Thelma is wearing a gown made of grapefruit peel & seeds
Date: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Mrs. Mildred]

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: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Maxine Dunson]

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. Maxine Dunson is wearing a dress made out of fern and pompas grass.
Date: December 1936
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. James McManus]

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. McManus is wearing a dress made out of popcorn, turnips and citrus leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Virginia Winn]

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

[Dorthy Hager]

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. Dorthy is wearing a dress constructed of eggplant that is cut into diamond shape.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Laverne Diggs]

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. Laverne Diggs is wearing a dress, boots, hat & muffs. Made out of red peppers & ?
Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph