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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 …

  • Shoes, 1920-1940

    These shoes strongly resemble "jigs" or " gillies"-- a Scottish shoe made for dancing. This is more of a street shoe than the typical gillie. They were likely worn for casual wear or travel.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 i…

  • Shoes, 1920-1930

    It is likely that Mrs. Firestone used these shoes for travel, walking or casual wear 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 Parke Firestone's clothing collection illustrates her impeccable taste in fashion.

  • Shoes, 1920-1930

    Comfortable dress pumps worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone in the 1920s. They were surely custom made to match a specific dress, now gone. 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 white kid pumps from the early twentieth century

    This pair of woman's white kid pumps have high vamps trimmed with kid-covered buckles. Label: R.H. Fyfe & Co., Detroit.

  • Women's white satin pumps from the early twentieth century

    A pair of woman's white satin pumps with a pointed toe, and curved heel. Pointed toes. The instep is decorated with white satin, clear glass beads, and five rhinestones. Label: Kline's, St. Louis, Kansas City, Detroit, Cincinnati.

  • Women's high laced, black kid shoes from the early twentieth century

    This pair of woman's high laced, black kid shoes has Cuban heels. They are lined with white cotton. Lynn, Mass. Grover Comfort Street Shoe. Sole is stamped: Grover, Combination Comfort Shoe. Right shoe has tag: Frank and Seder Co., of Detroit. Original price tag of $8.95.

  • 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 high laced, white suede/buck sports shoes from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's high laced, white suede/buck sports shoes. Their tops are plain, and the shoes are embellished with a perforated strip design, and have leather soles, and low stacked leather heels. Large size. Never worn. One inch heel. Label: Frank Brothers Fifth Ave. N.Y. Date of 4/26/20 on left sole.

  • 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.

  • Women's canvas bathing shoes of bright pink cotton from the early twentieth century

    Woman's canvas bathing shoes of bright pink (possibly faded red) cotton, with white soles, and long white ankle laces. The shoes are flat soled, and each is labelled: Beach Kicks, WGS.

  • Women's silver brocade strap slippers from the early twentieth century

    A pair of woman's silver brocade strap slippers with a low French heel, and a jet button that secures the instep strap. The shoes have two cut-out triangles on each side, and a very narrow pointed toe. Label: Newcomb-Endicott.

  • 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.