Harvey Firestone and Thomas Edison on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1924

Summary

Between 1916 and 1924, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and naturalist John Burroughs embarked on a series of camping trips. They called themselves the Vagabonds. The group spent much of their time relaxing and exploring nature, but they also found other diversions. Here, Firestone and Edison examine a rubber tire inner tube.

Between 1916 and 1924, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and naturalist John Burroughs embarked on a series of camping trips. They called themselves the Vagabonds. The group spent much of their time relaxing and exploring nature, but they also found other diversions. Here, Firestone and Edison examine a rubber tire inner tube.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1924

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.79.24

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: 8.25 in

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