Edsel Ford and Friends on a Grand Canyon Mule Trek during Their 1915 Cross-Country Road Trip

Summary

At 21 years old, eager for one last adventure before tackling adult life, Edsel Ford took a road trip from Detroit to San Francisco in 1915. Ford and six of his friends, traveling in a Model T, a Cadillac and a Stutz, took five weeks to cover the 2,400 miles. Muddy roads and flat tires did little to dampen their enthusiasm.

At 21 years old, eager for one last adventure before tackling adult life, Edsel Ford took a road trip from Detroit to San Francisco in 1915. Ford and six of his friends, traveling in a Model T, a Cadillac and a Stutz, took five weeks to cover the 2,400 miles. Muddy roads and flat tires did little to dampen their enthusiasm.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

12 July 1915

Creators

Kolb Bros. 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.10756

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: 7 in

Width: 5.25 in

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More