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  • Platform Sandals, about 1935-1950

    These shoes, used in the summer in the late 1930's and 1940's, are one of the rare pair of casual shoes in our collection of Mrs. Firestone's clothing and accessories. She usually favored European designer; the American label may indicate that these were used during the war when many European couture houses were closed.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 …

  • Women's black suede and patent leather pumps from the late '20s or early '30s

    A pair of woman's black suede and patent leather pumps. The shoes are trimmed with patent leather pleats. Label: Saks Fifth Avenue.

  • Women's brown and beige leather shoes from the 1930s

    A pair of woman's brown and beige leather shoes with 2" heels, and brown lace ties. The tongue and shoe insteps are beige. The right shoe is marked inside with crossed S's, and The Stetson Shoe.

  • Women's black suede shoes from the late 1930s or early 1940s

    This pair of woman's black suede shoes has leather heels and toes. The toes are a rounded-square shape, and the shoes have T-straps, side buckles, and 2 1/2" heels. Label: Fashion Step, TradeMark Flexible Shoes, Smart Style, Arch Comfort, Metatarsal Cushion.

  • Cotton Slippers Embroidered with Gold Thread, 1935

    Slippers of blue cotton embroidered in gold thread, which were 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).

  • Velvet Slippers Embroidered with Gold Thread, 1935

    Slippers of red velvet embroidered in gold thread, which were 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).

  • Silk Evening Shoes with Ankle Straps, 1935

    White silk evening shoes with ankle straps and trim of silver and white braid, 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.

  • Lame and Satin Open Toe Evening Shoes, 1935

    Open toed evening slippers of knotted gold lame and white satin with jeweled buckles, 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.

  • Braided Leather Slippers with Rhinestone Buckles, 1935

    Gold and silver leather braid slippers with anklestraps accented with gold and rhinestone buckles, 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.