Henry Ford and Edsel Ford with Player Piano on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, July 1921

Summary

The Vagabonds (Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs) camped in style. In 1921, the famous men and their families vacationed comfortably at a remote campsite in Maryland. They were accompanied by a caravan of vehicles, full service staff, specially-designed cooking and electrical equipment, and a player piano brought from nearby Hagerstown to enliven evening festivities.

The Vagabonds (Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs) camped in style. In 1921, the famous men and their families vacationed comfortably at a remote campsite in Maryland. They were accompanied by a caravan of vehicles, full service staff, specially-designed cooking and electrical equipment, and a player piano brought from nearby Hagerstown to enliven evening festivities.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

July 1921

Subject Date

July 1921

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.151.21

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 in

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