Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, 1921 Camping Trip

Summary

Calling themselves the Vagabonds, industrialists Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, and naturalist John Burroughs, took annual camping trips between 1916 and 1924. In 1921, the group received a visit from President Warren Harding while camping in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Sometime during that trip, Ford and Edison sat down for this chat.

Calling themselves the Vagabonds, industrialists Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, and naturalist John Burroughs, took annual camping trips between 1916 and 1924. In 1921, the group received a visit from President Warren Harding while camping in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Sometime during that trip, Ford and Edison sat down for this chat.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1921

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.177.21

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.25 in

Width: 5.75 in

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