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  • Crepe Dress with Embroidered, Fur Lined Jacket, 1921-1922

    Two-piece dress and jacket ensemble. Pale gold crepe dress with shallow scooped neckline and short sleeves edged in grosgrain. Dropped waist with pleated side panels edged with dark gold grosgrain ribbons. Pale gold crepe jacket, hip length, embroidered with very narrow (1/8) gold braid in stylized floral pattern. Collar and cuffs trimmed in light brown fur; pale gold silk lining.

  • Dress, 1921

    This dress, along with the dotted Swiss and other calico dresses, was worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone at the 1921 Vagabonds Camping Expedition after Elizabeth and Harvey, Jr. were asked to cut their Lake Louise honeymoon short to join the Vagabonds (per Mrs. Martha Ford). It therefore seems likely that the dress was worn during the honeymoon. The dress is similar, in some ways, to the dress Elizabeth Parke Firestone wore for her wedding, and it is possible that she designed this and the other …

  • Wedding Shoes, 1921

    Worn by Elizabeth Parke at her wedding to Harvey Firestone Jr. on June 25, 1921 in Decatur, Illinois.These are one of the earliest pairs of shoes we have in our collection from Mrs. Firestone. They are one of the few ready-to-wear pairs in the collection. Most of her shoes were custom made to match specific outfits. 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 f…

  • 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.

  • Evening Gown of Green and Gold, 1921

    Evening gown of green gold metallic tissues woven with pink flowers. The under-skirt and trim are of violet silk illusion, creating an eighteenth century effect of panniers. The under-skirt is trimmed with gold bullion braid. A shorter over-skirt dips to a full train 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 Detro…

  • Beaded Velvet Evening Gown, 1921

    Orange velvet evening gown with a bodice of embroidered net with pearls, rhinestones and crystal beads. Low tunic effect skirt. 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.

  • Gold Velvet Evening Gown, 1921

    Old-gold velvet evening gown with a bodice, under-skirt, and front panels of gold lame. The overall skirt is caught up at the sides with velvet cording and gold bullion tassels to create an eighteenth century effect. Details include a small accent of metallic flowers at the waist. 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 Detro…

  • Velvet Dinner Dress Accented with Rhinestone and Seed Pearl Trim, 1921

    Lavender velvet dinner dress. Accents include trim on the shoulder straps which are decorated with satin, rhinestones and seed pearls. The body of the dress is elaborately draped. 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.

  • Child's Wool Jacket with Lace and Corded Flower at Side Closure, 1921

    White wool childs jacket with raglan sleeves. The neck, cuffs and bottom edging are in white satin covered balls. The front side closures are of white corded frogs and tassels. This item was owned by Frances Dodge (November 27, 1914 – January 24, 1971), who was the eldest daughter of John Francis Dodge (co-founder of Dodge Motor Company) and his third wife, Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson).

  • Wool Two-Piece Riding Habit with Velvet Collar, 1921

    Two piece riding habit consisting of riding skirt and jacket. Habit is of black wool with a velvet collar. 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.

  • Child's Chiffon Hatat with Smocked Crown and Brim, 1921

    Pink chiffon hat with smocked crown and brim. The upturned brim is edged in white ostrich feathers. Child's hat. This item was owned by Anna Margaret Dodge (1919-1924), daughter of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), the co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.