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  • Shoes, 1915-1920

    These are one of the earliest pairs of shoes we have in our collection from Mrs. Firestone. They are one of the few ready-to-wear pairs in the collection. Most of her shoes were custom made to match specific outfits. She wore an identical pair in ivory silk satin to her wedding.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 …

  • Women's silver pumps with rhinestone buckle from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's silver pumps with a flap in the front that is covered by a large square rhinestone buckle. The shoes have a rather pointed toe. Label: McBryde Boot Shop, Detroit.

  • Women's dark brown satin pumps from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's dark brown satin pumps, with a band of light brown satin that runs across top of shoes and down each side. The front flaps are covered with large steel bead buckles on front. 2 1/2" high heel. Label inside B. Siegel and Co., Detroit.

  • Women's gray kid high laced shoes from the 1920s

    Woman's gray kid high laced shoes. Chunky heels. Label: Wm. E. Hintz, 1520 Broadway, Detroit, Mich. Hintz was listed as a custom shoemaker in the 1923 City directory. Came with gray moire "toe-fillers" to keep the shoe in shape. One gray moire zipper shoe bag with black silk separator for each shoe. Note: Broadway St. was called Miami until 1907. In 1920 all street numbers in the city were changed, and 1520 was among those new numbers.

  • Women's ivory brocade pumps from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's ivory brocade pumps with woven leaf design in silver metallic thread. Silver leather straps fasten across the instep with rhinestone studded buckle. The shoes have a moderately round toe, and a 2 1/2" high heel. Marked Hudson's Detroit on inside.