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[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Edith Stevens]

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. Edith is wearing a dress made of ebony leaves, Chinese hat petals and eggplant. Her gloves were made out of corn meal.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio of Weslaco
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Donna Jean Wilcox]

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 is representing the Senior Class of Donna High School. Her costume was made by class members. The Cellophane trousers were covered with cat tail "Fuz." Bolero shoes were made up of bougainvillea petals. Cap & Veil made of cat tail "fuzz' and bougainvillea while berry jewels and citrus seed "pearls" completed the costume.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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 a gown made of bougainvillea and bachelor button petals.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder of Weslaco
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Sue Copeland]

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: Spanish moss inner bodies, petti skirt, gloves: pink blush grapefruit membrane. Hat: membrane pomegranate seeds. Slippers: spanish moss
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder of Weslaco
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Joann Puckett]

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. Joann is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. Everyone got into the act! Wives, children and babysitters fashioned this beautiful green and white evening dress out of 12 yds. of foundation material, 16 quarts of tepehuaje leaves, 723-1/2 bachelor buttons, 205 Chrysanthemums, 102 grapefruitand gallon of glue. Five cookies of two cups of coffee for each of the 350 hours required to construct the dress were also "used."
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder Studio
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Julia Sleeth (Band Sweetheart)]

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. Julia Sleeth is wearing a "Flaming Accents Coat Dress" made out of ceniso, a draped scarf made of poinsetta petals, and jewelry made of seeds with glitter, and tiny red & green peppers, all designed by Danny Reed.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yoder (Weslaco)
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Bride Wearing a Wedding Dress]

Description: Photograph of a young woman, visible from the knees up, wearing a light-colored, lace wedding gown and veil with a crown. She is holding a small book or wrapped box in her hands. She is posed in front of a wall between two doors; the one on the left is open and a bedroom is visible in the background.
Date: December 20, 1952
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Aerial view of Orange]

Description: Aerial photograph of Orange, Texas. The facilities of DuPont, Goodrich Gulf, Allied and Spencer are visible as well as the Cow Bayou. The areas are marked with pen on transparent material placed over the photograph.
Date: unknown
Creator: B.A. Lang
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Scouting, Volume 40, Number 10, December 1952

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 40 begins on page 39.
Date: December 1952
Creator: Boy Scouts of America
Partner: Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[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
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Photograph Featuring Janis Joplin at Tyrell Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of the Tyrell Elementary School' 1952 Christmas Program. Children are arranged onstage in a raked pyramid in front of a curtain. Each child is wearing a white top and holding a microphone. The girl sitting to the far right of the bottom row is Janis Joplin. An adult woman is sitting before the stage in a wooden chair, and other people can be seen sitting behind her.
Date: December 1952
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Jacquelyn Rae Jester]

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. Cocktail dress made of bachelor buttons. Cost of dress was $9.18. 42 hours.
Date: unknown
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Funeral Program for Raymond Morris Perry, June 6, 2003]

Description: Funeral program for Raymond Morris Perry "Pee-Wee", born December 6, 1952 and died May 31, 2003. The funeral was held Friday, June 6, 2003 at E. T. Dixon United Methodist Church, officiated by Robert E. Glenn. Funeral arrangements were made through Lewis Funeral Home and he was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery near San Antonio, Texas.
Date: June 6, 2003
Partner: San Antonio Public Library

[Purchase Order]

Description: Purchase order for a street clock written to Sutherland Jewelry.
Date: December 18, 1952
Creator: Port Arthur (Tex.). Office of Purchasing Agent
Partner: Private Collection of the Sutherlin Family

[Funeral Program for John Sylvester Eddington, III, December 11, 2013]

Description: Funeral program for John (Bubba) Sylvester Eddington III, born December 9, 1952 and died Sunset December 29, 2013. The funeral was held December 11, 2013 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. H. R. James, III.. Funeral arrangements were made through Carter-Taylor-Williams Mortuary and he was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery near San Antonio, Texas.
Date: December 11, 2013
Partner: San Antonio Public Library