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[Jody Farina Martin]

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. Jody is wearing gown made of poinsetta, cenise and chrysanthemums.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Tommie Fay Reese]

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. Tommie Fay is representing the Southwestern Insurance. She is wearing a China Problana costume. Spineless cactus and vegetables. Skirt was made of various vegetables cut out with lipstick top to resemble sequins. Blouse of cotton with roses of red and green peppers. Hat was made of corn shucks trimmed in vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Judy McManus Lackey]

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. After winning 1st place in evening division. Gown was modeled at Neiman Marcus store in Dallas, TX.
Date: unknown
Creator: Anderson, Martha
Item Type: Photograph

[Golda Roberts]

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. Golda is wearing a long gown made out of citrus. The skirt is made of citrus leaves. Panel is made of citrus peel triangles. Head peice of citrus seed. Neck ruff is made out of the inside of citrus peel. Fan of same bracelet of fan made of colomondins. Puffs on sleaves were made of citrus peel triangles.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Sue Hampton]

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. Mary Sue is wearing an evening gown with accesories that include: necklace, gloves, and handbag.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Charlene Lobitz]

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. Pirate costume made of onion seed bougainvillea.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Jannette Waters]

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. Jannette is representing the Literary Review Club.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studios
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Marion Moyer]

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. Moyer is representing the Rio Grande Valley Farm Federation of Mercedes. The new look creeps even into our style show. This dress is a replica of the Gay Gibson girl, a fashion of the "Roaring Twenties." This outfit is complete from its famous hand-span wasp waistline to its huge puffed sleeves with tight fitting long cuffs. The blouse is fashioned of white turnips cut in one-inch diamond shapes and wrapped in clear cellophane. The gold buttons are carrot centers, while the ever-present black tie, which was a "must" in those days, is made of diamond shaped pieces of eggplant. Additional eggplant squares form the full ballerina skirt. The old-fashioned draw-string pouch-bag is created of cellophane-covered green pepper diamonds. Hanging from the belt is a ribbon of eggplant with a fob of gold carrot center. Topping this ensemble is a tiny stiff sailor hat of green peppers with long ribbons of eggplant streaming down the back. Four bushels of eggplant, two bushels turnips, one bushel of peppers and two bunches of carrots were used in the construction of this costume. This is on of the most expensive dresses in that its total cost was $40.00 and 500 hours of priceless time devoted to it.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph

[Polly Yewell]

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. Polly is representing the Mission Chamber of Commerce. Dress is made of grapefruit peel and bougainvillea blossoms. Cameo is of eggplant and chain of orange peel. Corsage is composed of bougainvillea, orange, lime, grapefruit and kumquat fruit and peel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Patsy Hankal]

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. Patsy Hankel is representing the fine arts of weslaco 1952. Street dress with jacket: lace fern Scarf: ornamental cane leaves Shoes and Bag of poinsetta petals cap and gloves of crushed corn meal National Vegetable, fruit and flower show style show part of Weslaco Birthday Party.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Helen Praytor]

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: Yoder of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Dorothy Carlisk]

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 the Harlingen garden club. The dress was made out of 1000 acalpha leaves. The purse is overlaid with ground alfalfa. The jerkin is made of rows of the scarlet bracts of the poinsetta plant.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
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. Thelma is wearing a swim suit made of leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Jimmie Lee Cottingham]

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. Jimmie Lee is representing the McAllen Homemakers. The football suit was made of dehydrated bougainvillea leaves, grapefruit peel cut in diamonds and wrapped in cellophane. The football is covered with tangarine peel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 35]

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. Donna Women's Club.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. John Ostroff]

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. John Ostroff is wearing a Cleopatra costume made of citrus peel and leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mildrena Shields]

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 Mildrena Shields is representing the Beta Sigma Phi. Dress seems to be made of flowers.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Martha Ann Knapp Linden]

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 the Weslaco Future Homemakers, winner 3rd prize. Gown was made of white grapefruit membrane with fingertip veil of thinly sliced onion rigs 1 1/2 ton of fruit was used to make the dress. It took 1,454 hours and cost $15.96
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Marie Hoffman]

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. Marie Hoffman is wearing a sleeveles dress made of fern and chrysanthemums.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Howard Wiley]

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. Howard is representing the Kiwanis of Weslaco. Costume of "Mammy Yoakum." Made of eggplant and mums. Stockings made out of ebony leaves and poinsettas, shoes of corn, and pipe of corncob.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Kathy Ellis]

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. Kathy is wearing a costume of "bells of Ireland." The blouse and pettiecoat was made of white grapefruit membrane. Laced bodice and overskirt of bougainvillea.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Mrs. Ray Logan]

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. Long gown was made with long sleeves. Mrs. Ray Logan is wearing a small hand fan. Skirt is made of chile pequins and peplum is made of chrysanthemum petals.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Janett 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. Mrs Janett Wallace is wearing a long evening dress made out of pampas grass.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph