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  • Hat, 1940-1944

    This hat belonged to Elizabeth Parke Firestone. 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.

  • Toque, about 1940

    This hat was likley worn seasonally in the spring and summer.

  • Straw Hat with Brim Edged in Ostrich Feathers and Roses, 1944

    Pink straw hat with brim edged in pink ostrich feathers and pink roses, 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.

  • Felt Hat with Upturned Brim and Ostrich Feathers, 1944

    Blue-gray felt hat with upturned brim. The crown is covered with pale blue ostrich feathers. This hat 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.

  • Dove Gray Ten Gallon Hat, 1944

    Dove gray ten gallon hat. Size 7 3/8. 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.