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: 1925-1930
  • Shoes, 1925-1930

    Edward Cohen was Mrs. Firestone's shoemaker in the 1920s. As with most of her shoes, these were likely made to match a specific outfit. 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 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 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 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.

  • Sleeveless tennis dress from the mid '20s or early '30s

    This woman's sleeveless tennis dress has a square neck and is made of a heavy, cream-color cotton fabric. It was made by Mrs. Robinson. The donors were daughters of tailor John C. Wettlaufer from whose shop the dress came.