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  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; General and Kresge Library.

    Circa 1950s. Aerial view of Library looking northeast. Suren Pilafian with Frank Montana architect, 1953 and 1954. Designed in a modern idiom of lines, planes, solids and voids. The elemental composition is Bauhaus modern.

  • Hat, 1950-1955

    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 navy wool suit from the 1950s

    Woman's navy wool suit having a single breasted jacket with three oval buttons that have basalt, intaglio inset in sterling silver, and pockets formed by a wide cuff-like strip around the bottom of the jacket. The V-neck has a collar and lapels, and the jacket has a fitted waist and padded shoulders. The straight skirt has a side zipper. Navy-color, silk lining. Labels: Hudson's Woodward Shop, and Irene.

  • Heavy gold moire silk strapless evening dress from the 1950s

    Heavy gold moire silk ottoman, strapless evening dress with heart-shaped neckline. The dress is a semi-princess line with the front cut in one piece. Fabric folded over hips to suggest panniers, and the skirt is pleated in the center back. Back zipper closure. The bodice is boned, and lined with black acetate. The gown's skirt has knee length black ninon underskirt-stiffened with a wide horsehair braid. Label: Julie Inc, Fisher Bldg. Detroit. Donor identifies it as a Norman Norell. It ha…

  • Brown linen from the 1950s

    Woman's brown linen dress edged with white, fitted bodice," v" neck, side zipper, very short sleeves, cut in one with bodice, with gusset, natural waist, narrow self belt, straight, mid calf skirt, with rear kick pleat, false pockets on hips, 2 oblongs of white bias on right side of bodice, label reads "Harmay, N.Y."