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Shoes, 1950-1960


The heel shape of these shoes suggests that Mrs. Firestone wore them closer to 1950 than 1960. Whatever the year, the color tells us that they were certainly worn during the summer. It is traditionally thought of as inappropriate to wear white shoes after Labor Day. Born in Decatur, Illinois in 1897 Elizabeth Parke married Harvey S. Firestone Jr., son of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey S. Firestone, in 1921.Once described by a friend as, "the most luxurious woman in the history of luxury," Elizabeth Parke Firestone's clothing collection illustrates her impeccable taste in fashion.

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