• Cloche, 1923-1927

  • Boy's Sailor Suit, about 1925

  • Hat, 1925-1935

    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.

  • Shoes, about 1928

    These shoes were custom made to match a turquoise chiffon and satin evening gown (object number 89.492.559), made by Peggy Hoyt for Mrs. Firestone in May 1928. Edward Cohen was a preferred shoemaker for Elizabeth Parke Firestone in the 1920s. 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 Pa…

  • Lace and Black Silk Velvet Evening Dress, 1927

    Black silk velvet dress trimmed with ecru machine lace. Lace forms pattern around V-neckline and down left side of the dress. Bodice tucked around hips and neckline. Long sleeves have 4-button closure at wrist. Attached belt has large yellow metal buckle that matches buttons on sleeves. Clothing label: Stein & Blaine/New York. Additional label sewn to back of main label: Stein & Blaine/13 AND 15 WEST 57TH STREET/NEW YORK. Typed on back of additional label: Mrs. Harvey Firestone/Date August 22, 1…

  • Shoes, 1923-1927

    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.

  • Women's red calf tie oxfords from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's bright red calf tie oxfords having a cut out pattern across the vamp and on the sides. The shoes have a grey kid lining, medium heel, and semi round toes. Label: Walk-Over.

  • Women's black suede and patent leather pumps from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's black suede and patent leather pumps. The shoes are trimmed with patent leather pleats. Label: Saks Fifth Avenue.

  • Women's coat with strips of white wool yarn and white silk floss from the 1920s

    This woman's coat has knit strips of white wool yarn and white silk floss. The collar and cuffs are of white chenille with flowers of white chenille edged with grey chenille. There is one button at the lower left front. Label: "Pack-Wolin, Detroit."

  • Women's black satin shoes from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's black satin shoes with a plain toe. The instep T-strap and the edge and back of the shoe are trimmed with rhinestone. The shoes have a medium heel with low-cut sides. Label: Made in Paris.

  • Women's ice blue satin, one strap shoes from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's ice blue satin, one strap shoes. The shoes match dress 59.214.1. Label: Hudson's, Detroit.

  • Women's evening coat with elaborate pink and gold braid trim from the 1920s

    This straight, pinkish beige jersey women's evening coat has elaborate pink and gold braid trim. There is a small, high double turnover collar suggestive of a mandarin. The coat has a one button closing, and a beige lining. Label: "D. J. Healy Shops, Detroit."

  • Rayon crepe dress with an Art Deco fabric design from the 1920s

    Rayon crepe woman's dress having a colorful print with an Art Deco design of hexagons with floral centers, and Japanese cranes. The round neckline snaps closed part-way down the front, and there is a dark blue tie at the neck and waist. The dress does not have a label.

  • Silk Chiffon Evening Gown, 1927

    Saffron yellow evening gown of silk chiffon. A criss-cross effect on the bodice is achieved with edging of rhinestones and seed pearls. Gussets on the skirt are accented with yellow ostrich feathers and beads. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Heavily Embroidered Silk Velvet Dinner Dress, 1927

    Dinner dress of ruby silk velvet with a flared skirt, typical of the late 1920s. The bodice is heavily hand embroidered with gold metallic thread. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Wool Day Coat with Fox Collar and Single Button Closure at Hip, 1927

    White wool day coat with stand-up collar of white fox, which was owned by Frances Dodge (November 27, 1914 – January 24, 1971), who was the eldest daughter of John Francis Dodge (co-founder of Dodge Motor Company) and his third wife, Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson).

  • Embroidered Georgette Evening Coat, 1927

    Lavender georgette evening coat. A quilted effect is achieved with embroidery of gold thread. The coat has a lining of pink satin crepe and a kimono style collar. The kimono style collar was popular in the mid 1920s. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Quilted Silk Crepe Evening Coat with Kimono Style Collar, 1927

    Padded lime silk crepe evening coat quilted in silver thread. Coat has kimono style collar, which was popular in the mid 1920s. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Silk Velvet Brocade Evening Coat with Kimono Style Collar, 1927

    Brocade evening coat of cut silk velvet. Coloring is in tones of rust, rose and off-white lined with rose/ pink satin crepe. Coat has kimono style collar, which was popular in the mid 1920s. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.