• 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…

  • Platform Sandals, 1940-1950

    Mrs. Firestone liked pinks of all kinds. She purchased many shoes and clothes in pink and fuschia- such as these shoes- mainly in the 1940s and 1950s. 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Open Toe Satin Shoes with Rhinestone Buckles, 1940

    Turquoise satin shoes. Open toed with ankle straps with rhinestone buckles. 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.