Elizabeth Parke Firestone Feeding Monkeys in a Park, South Africa, 1936

Summary

Elizabeth Parke, the daughter of a prosperous Decatur, Illinois businessman, was an adventurous young women who had studied in Europe. She married Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. in 1921, and continued to travel frequently for both business and pleasure. Elizabeth enjoyed trekking through jungles and sleeping in grass huts in exotic locales as much as she relished dining in sumptuous hotels with royalty.

Elizabeth Parke, the daughter of a prosperous Decatur, Illinois businessman, was an adventurous young women who had studied in Europe. She married Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. in 1921, and continued to travel frequently for both business and pleasure. Elizabeth enjoyed trekking through jungles and sleeping in grass huts in exotic locales as much as she relished dining in sumptuous hotels with royalty.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1936

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Firestone Family Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.492.1697.69

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 3.25 in

Width: 4.5 in

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