President Harding Visiting the "Vagabonds" Camp Site, 1921

Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department1921

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Between 1916 and 1924, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs embarked on a series of camping trips. These self-proclaimed Vagabonds enjoyed camping, hiking, sightseeing and just being in each other's company. In 1921, Ford, Edison and Firestone -- Burroughs had passed away earlier in the year -- explored the central Appalachians. President Warren Harding joined the threesome for a few days' rest from Washington.

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  • Title: President Harding Visiting the "Vagabonds" Camp Site, 1921
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department
  • Date: 1921
  • Location: United States, Maryland, Hagerstown
  • Subject Keywords: Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938, Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923, Vagabonds, Camping, United States presidents, Vacations, Photographic prints, Photographs, Group portraits
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: P.833.69382
  • Image ID: THF113434
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.