• Shoes, 1925-1940

    These are classic pumps, and could have been worn for two decades. Mrs. Firestone may well have worn these shoes during foreign travel, as they are both attractive and practical.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 ta…

  • Shoes, 1925-1940

    These are comfortable late 1920s-early 1930's pumps used for special occasions. They were surely made to match a specific outfit. Edward Cohen was one of Mrs. Firestone's preferred shoemakers in the late 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 Parke Firestone's clothing collect…

  • Shoes, 1925-1940

    While these shoes are not marked, they strongly resemble other shoes in the collection made by Edward Cohen of New York. Mr. Cohen was a favorite shoe maker of Mrs. Firestone in the late 1920s and early 1930s. 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 collecti…

  • Women's black silk pumps from the mid '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's black silk pumps with the vamp outlined in silver kid. The shoes have a gold and silver kid strap across the instep, a high heel, and a white kid lining. The toe and heel are closed. Label: Made Expressly for Ernst Kern Co., Detroit.

  • Women's green kid shoes with gold piping from the mid '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's green kid shoes trimmed with gold piping and light green stitching. The tie oxfords have a kid insertion, semi-pointed toes, and a medium heel. They also have a grey kid lining, and are labeled: Walk-Over.

  • Women's black patent leather shoes with a strap from the mid '20s or early '30s

    Woman's black patent leather shoes with a strap over the instep, and silver and snake skin-like leather decoration on strap and vamp. The original price tag reads $1.95. Label: Made by Style Girl, St. Louis.

  • Women's orange satin slippers from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's orange satin slippers with one strap, and a medium height covered heel. Label: Hudson's, Detroit.

  • Women's silver pumps with rhinestone buckle from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's silver pumps with a flap in the front that is covered by a large square rhinestone buckle. The shoes have a rather pointed toe. Label: McBryde Boot Shop, Detroit.

  • Women's black satin and suede shoes from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's shoes made of black satin and suede. The instep has a cut out cut out design with strips that loop over a piece of elastic across instep. A circular rhinestone clip is on the edge of each instep. The 2 3/4" heels are entirely studded with rhinestones. Labeled Vanite DeLuxe.

  • Women's dark brown satin pumps from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's dark brown satin pumps, with a band of light brown satin that runs across top of shoes and down each side. The front flaps are covered with large steel bead buckles on front. 2 1/2" high heel. Label inside B. Siegel and Co., Detroit.

  • Women's gray kid high laced shoes from the 1920s

    Woman's gray kid high laced shoes. Chunky heels. Label: Wm. E. Hintz, 1520 Broadway, Detroit, Mich. Hintz was listed as a custom shoemaker in the 1923 City directory. Came with gray moire "toe-fillers" to keep the shoe in shape. One gray moire zipper shoe bag with black silk separator for each shoe. Note: Broadway St. was called Miami until 1907. In 1920 all street numbers in the city were changed, and 1520 was among those new numbers.

  • Women's ivory brocade pumps from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's ivory brocade pumps with woven leaf design in silver metallic thread. Silver leather straps fasten across the instep with rhinestone studded buckle. The shoes have a moderately round toe, and a 2 1/2" high heel. Marked Hudson's Detroit on inside.

  • Women's eggshell satin wedding pumps from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's eggshell satin wedding pumps with a French heel, pointed toe, and pom-pom of curled chiffon on instep. Matches 81.14.1.

  • Women's white satin T-strap sandals from the 1920s

    Woman's white satin T-strap sandals with 2 1/2" heels. Vamp is embroidered in silver thread (flower basket design). Label: Russek's, Detroit-Strictly Custom Made. Russek's opened in Detroit in 1922.

  • Women's shoes with black leather strap and black and silver buckle from the mid '20s to early '40s

    A pair of woman's shoes having a black leather strap shoe with black and silver buckle. The shoes have a wing-tip design on the toe and the heel. They have a laced, silver-grey leather trim on the vamp near the strap and near the heel. Original box. Label: Peters Shoes, St. Louis.

  • Women's beige leather strap shoes from the mid '20s to early '40s

    A pair of woman's beige leather strap shoes with a center buckle. The gold-tone trim follows the vamp and heel lines, and creates diamond pattern on the strap. Label: Peters Smart Maid.

  • Satin Shoes with Rhinestone Buckles, 1925

    Medium brown satin shoes accented with buckles on teh front of red and green rhinestones, which were 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.