Thomas Sato on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, Maryland, 1921

Summary

Calling themselves the Vagabonds, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs embarked on numerous camping trips between 1916 and 1924. Various support staff were needed to maintain camp including Ford's personal chef and butler, Thomas Sato. Sato accompanied Mr. Ford on nearly all of his camping excursions, becoming a favorite among the other Vagabonds.

Calling themselves the Vagabonds, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs embarked on numerous camping trips between 1916 and 1924. Various support staff were needed to maintain camp including Ford's personal chef and butler, Thomas Sato. Sato accompanied Mr. Ford on nearly all of his camping excursions, becoming a favorite among the other Vagabonds.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1921

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.34.218.21

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: 8.25 in

Width: 5.25 in

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