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[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

[Isabel Rees]

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 Rees is wearing a long evening gown of two shades with a bow in the front, and a matching hat, both made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 50]

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 woman is wearing a long evening gown with tail made out of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 49]

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 gown with cape made of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Jean Cragon]

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 Cragon is wearing a long gown made of bachelos buttons in two different shades. The cape and muff are made of white bachelor buttons.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 48]

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 48 is wearing a long gown made out of fern and yellow mums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 48]

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 48 is wearing a long gown made out of fern and yellow mums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

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

[Catherine James]

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. Catherine is wearing a colonial garment which was definitely perishable. As is evident, this garment was made of purple cabbage leaves and trimmed in curly parsley.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

Fay Wilson

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 Wilson is a wearing a 1935, long, evening dress made of fruits and/or vegetables.
Date: unknown
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 long evening dress made out of 155 bouganvilleas and button mums.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph