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[Neva Jean Riley]

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 Riley is wearing a skirt made of bougainvillea, the bodice is made of bachelor buttons, hip panels are made of chrysanthemums and the belf of eggplant peeling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Item Type: Photograph

[Gladys Wallace]

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. Gladys Wallace is wearing a charming suit is made of cenizo leaves. The skirt of the suit is beautifully striped with two different colors of chrysanthemums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 61]

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 lady wearing a long evening dress made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Thelma Perkins]

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 Perkins is wearing a long evening gown made out of feathers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. John Osthoff]

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. Osthoff is wearing a dress made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Julia Sleeth (Band Sweetheart)]

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. Julia Sleeth is wearing a "Flaming Accents Coat Dress" made out of ceniso, a draped scarf made of poinsetta petals, and jewelry made of seeds with glitter, and tiny red & green peppers, all designed by Danny Reed.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Item Type: Photograph

[Miss Grace Dixon]

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. Grace is wearing a Band outfit, the coat is made out of grapefruit membrane and the trousers are made out of green peppers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Lucille Parris]

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 Parrish from the Beta Sigma Phi Club is wearing a costume made out of bell peppers and citrus leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Item Type: Photograph

[J. Chapman Rice]

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. Mr. Rice's handsome Charro costume was made of diamond-cut pieces of eggplant. A metal cutter had been made especially to cut these diamond shapes. Each diamond was carefully wrapped in double-stick cellophane tape and then stuck on the base of the costume. To make the stripes down the trouser legs, the inside of grapefruit peel was scraped and shaped by pinking shears. The handsome sarape was made of strips of many fruits and vegetables to get the many colors and the fringe was of a hearty grass. Few men modeled so his costume was wildly applauded.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Item Type: Photograph

[Suzi Eccles]

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 full-skirted dress was made of sliced corn cobs. Although the photograph does not show the design on the dress, there was a design made of cobs of a different color. Bachelor buttons were also used in the trimming of the dress and fan.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Clara Mae Davison]

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 winning ensemble is called a "landlubbers's outfit" especially popular with schoolgirls because of its simplicity. Blouse was made of the inner skin of white grapefruit, cut in diamond-shaped pieces; waistcoat of red poinsettia petals, and skirt in inch-square pieces of eggplant. Buttons on the costume were made of lacquered papaya seeds, and her handbag was of eggplant. Inner skin of grapefruit formed a soft, pliable material for the blouse. Two-thousand one-inch pieces of eggplant were cut from 36 grapefruits and 36 poinsetta petals were used. Total cost was $6; time required to make was 262 hours.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 60]

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 long evening dress made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 59]

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 lady wearing a long evening dress made out of leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 58]

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 58 is a wearing a long sleeveless gown and is carrying a purse both made out of citrus and seeds
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Rose Maria Miss Beehee]

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 Beehee is wearing a long strapless evening gown of two different tones made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Martha Anderson from Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 57]

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 57 is a wearing a two piece dress made out leaves and citrus.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 56]

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 long evening gown and carrying a purse, both made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 55]

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 55 is wearing a long evening dress made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Ken L. Gibson]

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. Gibson is a wearing a long evening dress made out of eggplant and white mums.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Jessie Mae Parks Sidener]

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. Jessie Mae is wearing a long evening dress, muff and a headdress all made out of variegataded chrysanthemums.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 54]

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 54 is wearing a long evening dress made out of dried yellow corn and poinsettias.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Melba Cellum]

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 Cellum is wearing a long hoop skirt made out of citrus membrane peel and leaves. The bodice is made out of citrus leaves in red and white cellophane.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 53]

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 lady is wearing a long evening gowne and a hat made out of citrus.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 51]

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 lady is wearing a long evening gown made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph