• 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 black satin mules from the 1920s

    Woman's black satin mules with gold satin lining, and a varied-colored silk ribbon embroidered floral design on front of each slipper. The mules have a pointed French toe. Said to have belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford. Possibly purchased in France.

  • Women's leaf green faille pumps from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's leaf green faille pumps. The shoes have leather soles and a leather inner lining. They have a slightly rounded toe, medium French heel, and are very plain. The vamp comes to a point, and the side seam is topstitched. Stamped: Garside, New York, McBryde Boot Shop, Det. The pumps are worn with matching stockings 5B.