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  • Shoes, about 1930

    These are the style of shoes Elizabeth Parke Firestone appeared to favor in the late 1920s and 1930s. They have a "deco" look and feel.They were likely custom made to match a specific gown, 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 illustr…

  • Shoes, about 1930

    This style of shoe was worn by Mrs. Firestone circa 1930. She is pictured wearing this style of shoe with her 10th wedding anniversary outfit in 1931. This pair was surely custom made to match a specific dress or outfit.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 clothin…

  • Shoes, about 1930

    These shoes may have been made for Elizabeth Parke Firestone's tenth anniversary gown (object number 89.492.569) designed by Peggy Hoyt in June 1931. The color is just about right. She was photographed on her anniversary wearing a very similar, if not the same, pair of shoes. The style is very typical of Mrs. Firestone's shoes circa 1930.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…

  • Women's oxfords from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's oxfords. The front of brown patent leather, and the remainder of the shoe is reptile. The shoes have a leather lining, and the insole is stamped: The Shepard Co., St. Petersburg, Fla.

  • Women's black satin shoes from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's black satin shoes with a plain toe. The instep T-strap and the edge and back of the shoe are trimmed with rhinestone. The shoes have a medium heel with low-cut sides. Label: Made in Paris.

  • Women's ice blue satin, one strap shoes from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's ice blue satin, one strap shoes. The shoes match dress 59.214.1. Label: Hudson's, Detroit.

  • Women's silver leather pumps from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's silver leather pumps having a single strap that buttons across instep. The shoes have a brocade inset of gold and silver metallic threads. The white kid lining is labeled: Hanan & Son, New York.

  • Women's black leather pumps with small bow of black and silver leather from the late '20s to early '40s

    Woman's black leather pumps having a small bow of black and silver leather on vamp. The shoes also have two small studs on each side. The heel measures 2 1/2" in height. Label: Good Shoes, High Arch, Narrow Heel.

  • Silver Shoes with Floral Print, 1928

    Silver with floral. This pair of shoes 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.

  • Gold Lame Shoes with Rhinestone Buckles, 1928

    Gold with rhinestone buckles. Worn in 1928 by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967) when posing for portraitist Louis Betts. Finished portrait hangs in Dining Room of Meadow Brook Hall. Matilda Dodge Wilson was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.