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[Virginia Crowell]

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 is wearing a dress and hat made of fruits and vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Ruby Jo Sims]

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. Ruby Jo is wearing an evening gown made of bougainvillea & bachelor button petals.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Group Photo]

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. Contestants in the 1941 Style Show . From left to right: Miss Kathryn Farina, Mrs. Marie Beeler, Miss Bettie Sue Robinson, Miss Clara Mae Isham, Mrs. Frank Dorsey, Miss Dorothy Hager, and Mrs. Virgil Lehman.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Mardell 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. Mardell is wearing a evening gown made of grapefruit peel covered with cellophane.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Jean Cragen]

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 a gown made of fruits and vegetables.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Mrs. Van Blackwell]

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. Blackwell is representing the Rio Grande Valley Farm Federation. This evening gown was made from calyz, or inner core of the bachelor button. Approximately 13,000 purple and white bachelor button calyx were used. The bertha of the dress was made line with finely shreaded petals of the flower, and the same material was used for the gloves and draped evening sandals. The earrings, necklace and bracelet were of green bean seeds. The corsage in her hair and trimmings on the dress were of yellow chrysanthemums and statice, and her fan was made of bachelor button centers and stems. Workers spent 1,470 hours and $25 on the dress.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Helen Archer]

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. Helen is representing the Beta Sigma Phi of Weslaco. She won 2nd place in the Street Dress Division. The two piece English tweed suit made of purple bachelor buttons which were clipped to simulate tweed. Material cost was $10.45 and took 450 hours to complete.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Dorothy La Duke]

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 representing the Beta Sigma Phi, of Weslaco. The Four-gore skirt was made of ebony leaves which was accentuated with a tangerine-colored blouse of finely clipped aster-glow bougainvillea petals. Her bolero jacket was of white bachelor buttons. An ornamental pin of bachelor buttons was sprinkled wiht glitter. Hat with rolled brim was decorated with flowers, to represent a feathered plume, and purse, gloves and shoes were of crused ebony leaves. Narrow belt of clipped boungainvillea matched the blouse and earrings were fashioned of the silvery, reverse side of cenizo leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Badger Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Ella Beth 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. Ella is wearing a long gown with hat, bracelets, and purse.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Barbara Ann Ackermann]

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. Briscoe sports, costume division. Drum majorette. Dress was made of white turnips with insets of green citrus leaves. Buttons were made of ornamental dates. Her boots were made of turnips and her hat was made of milkweed seed. Fluff and tassel were of pampas grass. Braid- date stems and cattail leaves. Baton was of cardboard and gold dust.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestant 34]

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. Women wearing a long white gown made of vegetables.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Pat Ross]

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. December 6, 1948. Weslaco High School. Shoes, bag, and hat made of eggplant wrapped in cellphane to give the look of satin.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Frances Henson]

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 ensemble used tepehuaje leaves to make the dress with polka dots of grapefruit membrane which was also used to make the collor and the gloves. The feathered hat, purse, and jewelry were fashioned from Chinese hat blossoms. Made in 272 hours. It took 20 pints of tepehuaje leaves, 1 bushel of grapefruit and 5 quarts. Chinese hat blossoms. Cost $21.48.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Ella Beth 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. Ella is representing the Kiwanis Club of Pharr and won the 1st prize vegetable division. The dress is made grapefruit peel and a train of sliced onions wrapped individually in cellophane, and the bouquet of turnips and carrots with fern.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Ann Frizzell]

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. Ann is representing the American Legion. The Dutch costume skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours
Date: unknown
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 is wearing a long dress accessorized with gloves, a purse, and a hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Charlyn Avant]

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. Charlyn is representing the Mercedes business and professional womens club. Her blouse is designed of the U.S flag, made out of red and blue straw flowers with white stripes of chrysanthemums. Skirt is made of 300,000 grease back beans. Kacquet strings are of grapefruit peeling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Neva Jean Riley Knapp]

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. Neva is wearing a long evening gown made of eggplant wrapped in cellophane. She is wearing white long gloves with a purse in her hand.
Date: unknown
Creator: Jack Hornor
Item Type: Photograph

[Ella Beth 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. Ella Beth Melton is representing the Pharr Kiwanis Club and won 1st price in the Vegetable division. Dress made out of grapefruit peel and train of sliced onions wrapped individually in cellophane lillies in bouquet of turnips and carrots with fern.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Kathryn Farina]

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. Evening gown, full skirt, petticoat, overskirt, bodice is made out of corn husks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Group Picture 1]

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. From right: Jane Oehler, Jannette Waters in the middle.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Edna Chandler]

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. Edna is representing the the Weslaco Professiona and Business Club. Her winter suit and muff is made of bachelor buttons, scarf and corsage made of lettuce.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Verna Borchelt Le Croix]

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. Verna is wearing a costume made out of orange peel cut into diamonds and wrapped in cellophane.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Allie B. 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. Three women in Fruit and Vegetable style show dresses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph