Henry Ford on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1918

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 1918, Ford met Firestone in Ohio before joining Edison and Burroughs in Pennsylvania. From there, it was on to West Virginia - where this photograph was taken - Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

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 1918, Ford met Firestone in Ohio before joining Edison and Burroughs in Pennsylvania. From there, it was on to West Virginia - where this photograph was taken - Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1918

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.39.18

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: 7.5 in

Inscriptions

Typed on back of image: Henry Ford cradling oats, / Bartow, W. Va.

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