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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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