American Experience

Henry Ford "Camping" with Edison and Firestone

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 23s

For many years, Henry Ford took annual camping trips with the "vagabonds" - his close friends Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs - with an entourage of servants, photographers, friends and family often in tow. On several occasions a president even joined along - President Harding in 1921 and Coolidge in 1923. Here, the group dined around a giant lazy Susan during their 1923 trip.

Aired: 01/29/13

Rating: NR

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