"Vagabonds" Camping Trip Caravan Stopped in a Field, 1921

Summary

In 1923, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone embarked on one of their famous camping trips, this time to northern Michigan. While the three men delighted in the outdoors, their accommodations weren't particularly rustic. A caravan of trucks, including the necessary staff, traveled with them, carrying food and supplies for elaborate meals that might include steak, chicken or freshly baked pie.

In 1923, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone embarked on one of their famous camping trips, this time to northern Michigan. While the three men delighted in the outdoors, their accommodations weren't particularly rustic. A caravan of trucks, including the necessary staff, traveled with them, carrying food and supplies for elaborate meals that might include steak, chicken or freshly baked pie.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1921

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.223.21

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: 4.5 in

Width: 6.5 in

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