• Brassiere, about 1930

    The lack of elastic (except for securing buttons), padding or complicated construction suggests it dates to the early 1930s."Uplift" bandeau brassieres featured throughout the decade.

  • 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…

  • Chiffon Chemise Dress with Shawl Collar, 1929

    Aqua chiffon chemise dress with off-white lace shawl collar with pleated, scalloped edge. Chiffon skirt made of two panels that cross-over on either side, each with an inset with same pleated lace as collar. Bow on left hip. Attached silk crepe slip edged with same chiffon as dress. Clothing label: Peggy Hoyt/16 EAST 55TH ST. NEW YORK. Handwritten on back of label: Russell Firestone/No. 2327/6-17-29/REPETTI. Russell Firestone was Harvey S. Firestone's brother and Mrs. Firestone's brother-in-law.…

  • Beaded and Embroidered Georgette Evening Dress, 1928-1929

    Pink georgette dress embroidered with aqua and silver bugle beads and rhinestones. Rhinestone bow at base of V-shaped neckline. Dropped waistline and uneven scalloped hemline. Very deep, curved V-shaped neckline in back. This dress is not labeled, but the design suggests that it might be a Peggy Hoyt.

  • Beaded Silk Chiffon Evening Dress, about 1924

    Off-white silk chiffon dress. Sleeveless, with V-neckline in front and back. Scattered rhinestones on upper portion. Center/waistline embroidered in floral pattern with silver sequins, silver bugle beads, silver threads, silver spherical beads, rhinestones. Between embroidery and hem are seven rows of diagonally-applied silver beaded fringe. Hemline edged with rhinestones and silver beads. Clothing label: Deneke/Akron, O.

  • Women's light blue T-strap slippers from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's light blue grosgrain and satin T-strap slippers with cut out work on vamp, and blue buckle straps and heels. Label: Fyfe's Detroit.

  • Women's rose satin pumps with rhinestone buckle from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's round toe, rose satin pumps trimmed at vamp with rhinestone buckle. Label: B. Siegel, Detroit, Shoes for the Occasion.

  • Brown velvet dress from the 1920s

    Women's brown velvet dress with long, reddish-gold lame sleeves having velvet cuffs. Sleeves are very full and smocked at top. Small stand-up collar ending in two long ribbons in front (brown velvet on one side and gold lame on other) that tie in a bow at front of neck. A sash of velvet and gold lame is fastened at the sides. The dress ties in back, and has a small dickie of lame snaps across opening at neck. The dress does not have a label. Belonged to Mrs. Crowley.

  • 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."

  • Yellow silk crepe dress from the 1920s

    This woman's, yellow silk crepe dress has a convertible collar, and a "V" throat that fastens with eleven small pearl buttons and self-fabric loops. The sleeves are fastened at the cuff with two small pearl buttons and self fabric loops. The cuffs are trimmed with a hand-embroidered design of abstract flowers, leaves, and scrolls in various colors of silk floss. A similiar decoration trims the front of the dress top around the neck opening, and at the center front. The skirt has fine accordio…

  • Taffeta Party Dress Trimmed with Lace, 1929

    Light blue taffeta party dress trimmed with off-white lace. Dress has a skirt with two tiers of off white lace and a bib collar of lace. Pastel colored flowers accent the 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.

  • Embossed Velvet Dinner Dress, 1929

    Dinner dress and matching slip of lemon yellow cut velvet on a georgette base. The dress has a tiered skirt cut on the bias. Accents include a yellow chiffon puff and streamer on the right shoulder at the back. 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.

  • Striped Wool Robe with a Shawl Collar and Cord Edging, 1929

    Green and burgundy striped woolen robe with a shawl collar and patch pockets. Edging of burgundy cording on the cuffs, front and pockets. Details include a burgundy corded sash with tassels. This item was owned by Alfred Gaston Wilson (1883 – 1962), husband of Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson). Matilda was the widow of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Company.

  • Men's Single-Breasted Wool Blazer, 1929

    Navy blue wool single-breasted blazer, 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'sDouble-Breasted Wool Blazer, 1929

    Light brown wool double-breasted blazer, 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 Single-Breasted Wool Blazer, 1929

    Navy blue wool single-breasted blazer, 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.

  • Lime Green Dress with Embroidered Overlay

    Mid-length lime green chiffon dress, beige neckline facing on bodice and 2 inch shoulder straps, heavily embroidered beige net overlay, crepe lining, hook and eye closure. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Olive Green Dress

    Full Length velvet dress, olive green in color with a sash, and light tan inset blouse with bow tie at neck. ¾ length set in sleeves, free hanging pockets. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Purple Velvet Dress

    Sleeveless dress made of purple velvet with smocking at center waist, drop waist, velvet belt, white lace and net bodice. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Black Silk Beaded Dress

    Black silk short sleeve dress with square neckline, beaded chiffon over-blouse and over-skirt, floral motif. Circa 1920-1929.