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Christmas Tree in Union Church

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Lipscomb Union Church showing a decorated Christmas tree on the left side of the frame and a piano topped with lace and decorations on the right side. Tinsel, bows, and balls cover the tree with a star at the top. Behind the tree are rows of chairs and in front is a small railing. On the wall on the right side of the frame are two windows, a clock, four bows, and two wreaths. In the foreground is a row of five chairs, or pews. Two lights hang from the ceiling.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Don Carter]

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. Don Carter is representing the Missions Lions Club. Mrs. Carter is wearing a dress made of grapefruit and necklace and bracelet accents were of roses.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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. Marion is representing the Gulf Distributing Co. The sunback play-dress of pepper and eggplant won honorable mention. It was designed with a hand-block pattern, worked into a floral design. top of the dress was made of diiamond shaped peiced of eggplant. her wap-around stole was made of square shaped peppers, with red pyracantha berries foming a fandago fringe. The long strink of beads, twisted in an ornamental know, was made of pyracantha berries also. Her straw sandals were made of raffia used by vegetable shippers to tie bunched vegetables. Workers spent 325 hours in making the costume and $75.00 for materials.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Elizabeth Murphy]

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. Elizabeth is representing the Future Homemakers of McAllen. This two-piece suit was composed of 2,664 orange tree leaves. The blouse, hat, gloves, shoes, trimmings and single coat button were of Chinese hat. Her purse was made of tree leaves to match the tailored suit. Cost of the materials was $3.60.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Suzanne 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. Suzanne is wearing a dress made of inner citrus peel.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. N.J. Lettunich]

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. Lettunich is representing the Weslaco Rotary Club. The model wore an authentic copy of a dres found in the pages of a Godey's lady book. The gown was made entirely of tepejuaje leaves. Members of the Mother's club of the Stephen F. Austin School made it for the Rotary Club. White chrysanthemums were used in decorating the pankcake hat and for the hand muff. The same flower petals decorated the dress. A small amount of gold glitter was used to brighten the costume which required 394 hours to complete.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Hansen]

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 Hansen is wearing a Charro outfit (Spanish Cavalier), the bolero and skirt are made of orange peel in cellophane, cummer bund, blouse and sleeve ruffles are made of dried grapefruit membrane, trim is made lemon peel, and the hat is made of eggplant peel decorated with bachelor buttons. Total cost to make this outfit was $5 dollars.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Lucille Parris]

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 Parrish from the Beta Sigma Phi Club is wearing a costume made out of bell peppers and citrus leaves.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Ruby Pierce]

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 Pierce is wearing an evening gown made of grapefruit membrane, she has gloves on and is holding a handbag also made of grapefruit membrane.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Contestant 44]

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
Creator: Yoder Weslaco
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Genevieve Ballard]

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. Genevieve is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Hank Hamel]

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. Hamel is representing the Weslaco Women's Study Club. This lovely green gown was made of broccoli with two tones of color in the skirt. the evening gown was styled with a straight skirt front, sweeping into folds in back. The flower motif was a soft apricot color, made from the membranes of Ruby Red, Foster Pink and White grapefruit. These delicate pieces of grapefruit also were used for the ruffled yoke, fan and juliette cap. The hat was completed with tepejuaje leaves, the sandals were made of broccoli, and her simulated pearl necklace of radishes. Members of the club worked on the gown 400 hours. They used 270 bunches of broccoli, tow and a half quarts of glue, three branches of radishes, four chrysanthemums, six tepejuaje leaves and 110 grapefruit.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Mrs. Harry S. Ridgeway]

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. Harry S. Ridgeway is representing the Donna Garden Club.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Neva Jean Riley]

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 Riley is wearing a skirt made of bougainvillea, the bodice is made of bachelor buttons, hip panels are made of chrysanthemums and the belf of eggplant peeling.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[J. Chapman Rice]

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. Mr. Rice's handsome Charro costume was made of diamond-cut pieces of eggplant. A metal cutter had been made especially to cut these diamond shapes. Each diamond was carefully wrapped in double-stick cellophane tape and then stuck on the base of the costume. To make the stripes down the trouser legs, the inside of grapefruit peel was scraped and shaped by pinking shears. The handsome sarape was made of strips of many fruits and vegetables to get the many colors and the fringe was of a hearty grass. Few men modeled so his costume was wildly applauded.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Birthday Greeting Card]

Description: Birthday greeting card with a red ribbon running through it. The card has a picture of an older woman surrounded with a wreath of flowers, and includes text: "Greetings from 'Mama Sue' on her ninetieth birthday, December 25, 1948."
Date: December 1948
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Sam Rayburn House Museum

Scouting, Volume 36, Number 10, December 1948

Description: Monthly publication of the Boy Scouts of America, written for Boy Scout leaders, officials, and others interested in the work of the Scouts. It includes articles about events and activities, updates from the national headquarters, topical columns and essays, and news from various chapters nationwide. A table of contents appears on page 1. An index of volume 36 begins on page 39.
Date: December 1948
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

[Air-mail]

Description: Photo of newspaper delivered by airplane. Austin, Texas.
Date: December 2, 1948
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library