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  • Brassiere, about 1930

    The lack of elastic (except for securing buttons), padding or complicated construction suggests it dates to the early 1930s."Uplift" bandeau brassieres featured throughout the decade.

  • Hat, 1926-1936

    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.

  • Chiffon Evening Dress, adorned with silk flowers, 1924

    Evening dress of blue chiffon over pink chiffon over metallic lace with pink silk lining. Neckline outlined with fabric flowers in shades of purple, mauve, yellow, pink, green; flowers have some gold embroidery and are interspersed with painted wooden beads in yellow and green. Dropped waistline. Blue hanging sash passes from back of right shoulder across front to left. Hem has wide band of metallic lace, trimmed with flowers. A lovely, early dress from the Firestone collection.This garment was …

  • Cotton Gauze Dress with Peasant-Style Embroidery, 1926

    Light beige cotton gauze dress with polychromatic, peasant-style, machine-embroidered designs in shades of red, turquoise, purple, green, yellow and pink. Bodice and sleeves have floral and leaf pattern. Smocking at hip line, back of neckline, and cuffs. Collar has turquoise cotton cord ties with tassels. Probably ready-to-wear. This garment was owned by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, daughter of Mr. Harvey Firestone of Detroit, Michigan. An important part of the collection, this dress was purchased…

  • Brick-Red Silk Dress, 1925-1926

    Brick-red silk dress with all-over print of various-sized white dots with bits of blue. Collar and cuffs in off-white crepe with pleated edges. Down front of dress and above sleeve cuffs are diamond-shaped cut-outs with pleated crepe backing and self-fabric button/loop closures. Entire dress constructed of zigzag and diamond-shaped fabric pieces, alternately flat or pleated; exceptions are at sleeves and shoulder yoke. Dropped waistline with double self-fabric flounce, very finely pleated. Accom…

  • Dress with Underskirt, about 1927

    Patou was one of the most important designers of the early-mid 20th Century. He created fashions for slim, active, petite women like Elizabeth Parke Firestone. This is a cute, bouncy dress for a woman with a young family and many obligations.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 Par…

  • Women's white leather shoes from the 1920s

    A pair of woman's white leather shoes with medium height heels, having a flap and a tongue covered with white beads. Label: Frank Brothers, Fifth Ave., New York.

  • Eggshell satin wedding gown from the 1920s

    This woman's eggshell satin wedding gown has an irregular length, with a scalloped hem that is lower in the back than in the front. It has long, straight sleeves that snap at their scalloped cuffs. The gown has a wide round neckline, and a dropped waist with scalloped piping. The gathered skirt is shirred with silk cord, and has a pearl bow positioned at its center front. A second pearl bow is also found at the left shoulder. The dress has a snap side closing. It was made at Pack-Wolin in Det…

  • Women's two-piece suit of gray / black light-weight serge from the mid '20s or early '30s

    Woman's two-piece suit of gray / black light-weight serge has a long jacket with a round neck, and a yoke of three curved strips with three black button closures having bound buttonholes. The rest of the jacket hangs open. The long sleeves each have a matching band and black button at the cuff. The lining is black silk.. The skirt which has no waistband has a dropped waist, and the same yoke effect. The lower part of the knee-length skirt is cut on this bias. Label (jacket): " Lillian Inc.…

  • Rhinestone Embroidered Gown of Black Netting, 1926

    Gown of black netting with seed pearl and rhinestone embroidery in a floral design on the bodice. This garment 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.

  • Embroidered Silk Crepe Day Dress, 1926

    Tridescent lavender silk-crepe day dress with embroidered medallion on front with initials, 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.

  • Two Piece Silk Crepe Day Dress with Bandeau Collar, 1926

    Two piece cherry red silk crepe day dress with bandeau collar and soft sash ties at the side. The skirt is pleated at the sides and the dress is trimmed in black and multi-colored flower embroidery. This garment 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.

  • Lace Day Dress with Silk Taffeta Skirt, 1926

    Ecru-colored lace day dress of machine lace with an attached skirt of pleated black silk taffeta. Weighted tabs are on teh back of the underskirt for proper carriage. The surplice style bodice also features a drop waist and is accented with a softly wrapped bow on the left front hip. This garment 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 D…

  • Silk Velvet Dinner Dress Accented with Seed Pearls and Rhinestones, 1926

    Dinner dress of fuchsia silk velvet accented with seed pearls and rhinestones. Dress has a tiered skirt with an uneven hem, which was popular in 1927. This garment 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.

  • Silk Satin Evening Coat, 1926

    Green silk satin evening coat. The collar forms hanging pendants in the back. This garment 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.

  • Raw Wool Smoking Jacket with Braided Frog Closure, 1926

    Navy blue raw wool smoking jacket. The fabric is plain on one side and striped on the other, giving the jacket a lined effect. Accents include edging in black braid, a shawl collar, patch pockets with striped flaps and a black braided frog closure. 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.

  • Burgundy Velvet Cloche Hat with Large Bow, 1926

    Burgundy velvet cloche accented on the back with a large bow at the nape of the neck, 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.

  • Italian Straw Cloche Hat Accented with Feathers, 1926

    Light pink Italian straw cloche accented on the sides over the ears with varying shades of pink feathers. This item 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.

  • Embroidered Georgette Blouse, 1926

    Beige georgette blouse embroidered wiht warm shades of brown flowers. Blouse has long sleeves and a crepe waistband with a bow on the side. This item 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.