Camping at Lake Public, in Wyoming. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-41022)
One summer weekend in 1921, President Warren G. Harding went car camping. He rode out to western Maryland, where a fleet of cars awaited: under a soaring white tent, the president dined in the wilderness with Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and the other “ Vagabonds, ” who had spent every summer since 1914 exploring the country in a caravan of cars.
Washington, D.C., 1921. "Harding Cabinet group." President Warren Harding, Vice President Calvin Coolidge and members of the Cabinet at the White House. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
Children, motorcycles with side cars, and a streetcar in a photograph taken sometime between 1921 and 1923. The location is unknown. (Photo via Library of Congress)
Reason #190218 why I love summer: camping! Or, rather, glamping, if I'm being honest. Fancified camping is totally my schtick. The idea of grabbing your gear, tossing the kids in the car and heading out to the great outdoors to cook...
Warren G. Harding campaigns for the presidency in 1919. (Photo: Library of Congress) Nearly a century after his death, Warren G. Harding is having a moment in the limelight. Thanks to timeless curiosity and modern genetic testing, t...