Thomas Edison on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1921

Summary

Thomas Edison relaxes and smokes a cigar during a 1921 camping trip with friends. His friends included Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone. Calling themselves the Vagabonds, the group took yearly trips throughout the eastern United States until 1924. Edison was considered the group's leader and served as route picker and navigator.

Thomas Edison relaxes and smokes a cigar during a 1921 camping trip with friends. His friends included Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone. Calling themselves the Vagabonds, the group took yearly trips throughout the eastern United States until 1924. Edison was considered the group's leader and served as route picker and navigator.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1921

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.134

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: 6.875 in

Width: 10.125 in

Inscriptions

punched into image lower right corner: Property of / Harris & Ewing / Washington D.C.

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