The "Vagabonds" Camping Trip Caravan of Trucks and Automobiles, 1921

Summary

Between 1916 and 1924, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs embarked on a series of camping trips. They called themselves the Vagabonds, but they camped in style. Numerous support staff set up and took down camp, cooked, took photographs, and maintained the cars and equipment trucks. This photograph shows the Vagabonds' automotive camping caravan in 1921.

Between 1916 and 1924, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs embarked on a series of camping trips. They called themselves the Vagabonds, but they camped in style. Numerous support staff set up and took down camp, cooked, took photographs, and maintained the cars and equipment trucks. This photograph shows the Vagabonds' automotive camping caravan in 1921.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1921

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.186.21

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: 7.25 in

Inscriptions

handwritten on back of image: Camping / Trucks / 186-21

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