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  • Dress, about 1932

    Worn by Virginia Palmer Bradfield Ward, this is a striking, beautiful dress used for evening wear. The fine but very plain crepe is exquisitely cut, with the rhinestones making the whole dress seem even more streamlined. It likely was worn with a small belt, now gone. Virginia Palmer Bradfield was born 1897 in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born in to one of Michigan's oldest mining families.Her great grandfather, Charles Henry Palmer, was a pioneer investor and developer of mines and railroads in Mi…

  • Tenth Anniversary Dress, 1931

    Off-white silk georgette dress with small silver bugle beads, rhinestones, and iridescent white and opaque beads embroidered in stylized flower and leaf motif at neck flounce, front right side, and around waist. Delicate embroidered rhinestone bow at right waist. Scooped neckline; curved seams over hip. All inset pieces cut on bias. Clothing label: Peggy Hoyt Inc./16 East 55th St. New York. Handwritten on back of label: Mrs. Harvey Firestone/No. 1477/Date 6-3-31. This garment was owned by Elizab…

  • Velvet Winter Party Dress with Pleated Chiffon Accents, 1931

    Dusty blue velvet winter party dress with cuffs and neck edged in pleated chiffon. The waistband of dusty blue satin formas a large bow at the back. Child's dress. This item 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).

  • Unlined Silk Velvet Evening Coat with Flared Cuffs, 1931

    Unlined burgundy silk velvet evening coat. Originally the front was sewed together just below the button, and the collar originally had fur or feathered trim. The long sleeves have Gothic flared cuffs. 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.

  • Three-Piece Striped Wool Riding Habit, 1931

    Black striped wool riding habit, three pieces consisting of jacket, jodphurs and vest of black and white checked wool. This outfit 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).

  • Two-Piece Wool Serge Riding hHabit, 1931

    Black wool serge riding habit. Two pieces, consisting of a jacket and skirt. 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.

  • Two-Piece black Wool Riding Habit, 1931

    Black wool riding habit. Two pieces, consisting of jacket and skirt. 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 Serge Riding Skirt, 1931

    Riding skirt of gray wool serge, which 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 Serge Safety Riding Skirt, 1931

    Gray wool serge safety riding skirt, which 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 Safety Riding Skirt, 1931

    Beige wool safety riding skirt, which 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.

  • Men's Wool Jodphurs, 1931

    Black wool jodphurs, which were owned by Daniel Dodge (1917 – 1938), son of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Men's Tweed Three-Piece Suit, 1931

    Brown, rust and green tweed three piece suit consisting of two pairs pants and a single-breasted jacket. This suit was owned by Daniel Dodge (1917 – 1938), son of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Men's Double-Breasted Wool Dress Coat, 1931

    Dress coat of black wool, double-breasted and lined in navy blue wool plaid, which was owned by Daniel Dodge (1917 – 1938), son of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Men's Three-Piece Wool Tweed Suit, 1931

    Three piece navy blue wool tweed single-breasted suit, consisting of two pairs of pants and jacket. This suit was owned by Daniel Dodge (1917 – 1938), son of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Felt Derby Style Riding Hat, 1931

    Black felt riding hat in derby style, 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).

  • Felt Derby Style Riding Hat, 1931

    Black felt riding hat in derby style. Size 7 3/8. This item 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).

  • Felt Derby Style Riding Hat, 1931

    Black felt riding hat cut in derby style, 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).

  • Derby Style Riding Hat, 1931

    Black derby style, size 7 1/8, 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).