Henry Ford on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1919

Summary

Calling themselves the Vagabonds, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs made yearly camping trips between 1916 and 1924. This photograph of Henry Ford is from their 1919 excursion, when the friends visited New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The next year, their wives would join, rendering the trips decidedly more formal and less adventurous.

Calling themselves the Vagabonds, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs made yearly camping trips between 1916 and 1924. This photograph of Henry Ford is from their 1919 excursion, when the friends visited New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The next year, their wives would join, rendering the trips decidedly more formal and less adventurous.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1919

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.23.19

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: 3.75 in

Width: 5.25 in

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