Camping in a Ford Model T, circa 1915

Summary

Better roads and the increased availability of automobiles fueled an autocamping craze in the 1910s and 1920s. Many middle class motorists packed a tent, cots, and food, hit the road, and camped wherever they pleased. This inventive setup incorporated the campers' Model T, which anchored their tent and offered additional shelter or storage space.

Better roads and the increased availability of automobiles fueled an autocamping craze in the 1910s and 1920s. Many middle class motorists packed a tent, cots, and food, hit the road, and camped wherever they pleased. This inventive setup incorporated the campers' Model T, which anchored their tent and offered additional shelter or storage space.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1915

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.O.3730

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  (8.125" other copy image)

Width: 5.25 in  (10" other copy image)

Inscriptions

Printed caption on print front under image reads: "Tenting tonight"

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