Henry Ford and John Burroughs on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1919

Ford Motor Company1919-08-07

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Between 1916 and 1924, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and naturalist John Burroughs, embarked on a series of camping trips. They called themselves the Vagabonds. These Vagabonds enjoyed camping, hiking, sightseeing and just being in each other's company. This photo taken during their 1919 trip to the Adirondacks and New England shows Ford and Burroughs picking raspberries -- perhaps for the evening's dessert.


  • Title: Henry Ford and John Burroughs on a "Vagabonds" Camping Trip, 1919
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department
  • Date: 1919-08-07
  • Location: United States, New York, Long Lake
  • Subject Keywords: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Burroughs, John, 1837-1921, Vagabonds, Camping, Vacations, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: P.34.17.19
  • Image ID: THF116233
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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