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[Katie Skinner]

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. Gown with hooded jacket of purple bougainvillea petals accented with girdle and band trimmings representing sequins made of grapefruit seed.
Date: December 1939
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Ellen Bailey]

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. Ballet skirt was made of corn husks with bodice made of chili peppers. The flower trim was of radishes, red peppers, and turnips.
Date: December 1939
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Hilda Griffin]

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. Hilda was in the evening gown division, and was representing the American Legion and Auxilary. Dress, shoes, purse and head-dress were of white grease-black beans. Red and yellow decorative design were of red and yellow from the poinsetta plant.
Date: December 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Hilda Griffin]

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. Hilda was a contestant of the Evening gown division, and was representing American Legion & Auxilary. Dress, Shoes, purse, and head-dress were of white grease-black beans. Red and Yellow decorative design were of red and yellow poinsetta plant.
Date: December 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Inez McNaught]

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. Inez McNaught wearing dress made out of lavender and purple mums.
Date: December 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Mildred Bradford]

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. Marvis is wearing a dress, hat, & umbrella made out of ferns & mums
Date: December 1937
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 Chinese dress made out of citrus leaves. In the back of the outfit it has a dragon depicted. It's scales were shaped from tangerine peel. She carries an incense pot of ? with flames made of centers of Hibiscus. Long fingernails are of pink grapefruit peel. Trim on Blouse & Trousers are of grapefruit peel.
Date: December 1935
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Elizabeth McKeehan]

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 McKeehan is wearing a dress made out of citrus peel with feather like trimming
Date: December 1937
Item Type: Photograph

[Marvis Anderson]

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. Marvis Anderson is wearing a hat, dress & umbrella made out of ferns & mums.
Date: December 1937
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 is wearing a long dress and cape made out of beets & popcorn
Date: December 1938
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 and other unknown
Date: December 1938
Creator: Edrington Studio
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

[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

[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. 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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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 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