Wedding Portrait of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey Firestone, Jr., June 25, 1921

Summary

Elizabeth Parke, daughter of a prosperous Decatur, Illinois businessman, and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., son of the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, met at a dance at Princeton around 1920. Their 1921 wedding was the most lavish Decatur had ever seen. Elizabeth - who would become well-known for a refined sense of fashion - likely made her own wedding dress.

Elizabeth Parke, daughter of a prosperous Decatur, Illinois businessman, and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., son of the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, met at a dance at Princeton around 1920. Their 1921 wedding was the most lavish Decatur had ever seen. Elizabeth - who would become well-known for a refined sense of fashion - likely made her own wedding dress.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

25 June 1921

Creators

Frank Moore Studio (Cleveland, Ohio) 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Cleveland 

Creator Notes

Probably photographed originally by Frank Moore Studio, Cleveland, Ohio.

Collection Title

Firestone Family Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.492.1697.63

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. Harvey Firestone, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

Wedding Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, ...

Details

Elizabeth Parke Firestone's Wedding Shoes, 1921

Details
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