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[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

[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

[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

[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. Jim Cook]

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 2 piece outfit with gloves, purse, and hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Doris Marinof Barnett]

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. Doris is wearing a long dress and is holding a fan in her hand.
Date: unknown
Creator: Martha Anderson of Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph

[Jane Oehler]

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 National Bank of Weslaco made by delta Literary Club. Ruffles edged with grapefruit membrane on circular apron and formed the new peek-a boo neckline necklace of tangerine seeds. Dress is possibly made of boungainvillea.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studios
Item Type: Photograph