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The "Vagabonds" with President Harding on a Camping Trip, 1921

Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department1921

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Between 1916 and 1924, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs embarked on a series of annual camping trips. They called themselves the Four Vagabonds. This image shows the Vagabonds (minus Burroughs) with President Warren Harding, who joined them in 1921.

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  • Title: The "Vagabonds" with President Harding on a Camping Trip, 1921
  • Creator: Ford Motor Company. Engineering Photographic Department
  • Date: 1921
  • Location: United States, Michigan, Dearborn, United States, Maryland, Hagerstown
  • Subject Keywords: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Firestone, Harvey Samuel, 1868-1938, Ford, Henry, 1863-1947, Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923, Vagabonds, Camping, Newspaper reading, United States presidents, Vacations, Photographic prints, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: P.189.1525
  • Image ID: THF113427
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

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