Wedding Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1921

Summary

Elizabeth Parke, the daughter of a prosperous Decatur, Illinois businessman, was known for her meticulous attention to fashion detail. Family notebooks include costume sketches in her hand, and relatives remember Elizabeth designing and sewing many of her own fashions. It is likely that she made this dress for her 1921 wedding to Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., son of the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Elizabeth Parke, the daughter of a prosperous Decatur, Illinois businessman, was known for her meticulous attention to fashion detail. Family notebooks include costume sketches in her hand, and relatives remember Elizabeth designing and sewing many of her own fashions. It is likely that she made this dress for her 1921 wedding to Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., son of the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Artifact

Wedding dress

Date Made

1921

Subject Date

25 June 1921

Creators

Firestone, Elizabeth Parke, 1897-1990 

Creator Notes

Designed by Elizabeth Parke Firestone.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

92.263.48.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. William Clay Ford, Mrs. John F. Ball, and Mrs. William Leatherman.

Material

Satin
Silk (Textile)
Glass (Material)

Color

Ivory (Color)

Dimensions

Circumference: 30 in  (Circumference of waist)

Length: 45 in  (Center back length)

Length: 22 in  (Length of sleeve)

Elizabeth Parke Firestone's Wedding Shoes, 1921

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