Thomas Edison during a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1923

Summary

Between 1916 and 1924, industrialists Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, and naturalist John Burroughs, took several camping trips together. This group, which called itself the Vagabonds, was informally led by Edison, who selected routes and served as navigator. This photograph shows him relaxing during a 1923 trip.

Between 1916 and 1924, industrialists Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, and naturalist John Burroughs, took several camping trips together. This group, which called itself the Vagabonds, was informally led by Edison, who selected routes and served as navigator. This photograph shows him relaxing during a 1923 trip.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1923

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.80.23

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: 5 in

Width: 7 in

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