Wedding Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1921

Firestone, Elizabeth Parke, 1897-19901921

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

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.


  • Title: Wedding Dress, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1921
  • Creator: Firestone, Elizabeth Parke, 1897-1990
  • Date: 1921-06-25
  • Date Created: 1921
  • Location: United States, Illinois, Decatur
  • Subject Keywords: Firestone, Elizabeth Parke, 1897-1990, Firestone, Harvey S., 1898-1973, Weddings (Ceremonies), Dresses (Garments), Wedding dresses, Clothing
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Wedding Dress
  • Object ID:
  • Image ID: THF155591
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. William Clay Ford, Mrs. John F. Ball, and Mrs. William Leatherman.

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