I recently visited The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
On display at the museum is an actual camp bed that was used by George Washington in 1775. I have to say, it looks remarkably similar to camp beds people use today. It seems to be a design that has lasted centuries. This particular camp bed looks like it folds right back up into a suitcase which is at the pillow end of the bed.
Also on display at the museum are photos from 1915 of people camping with what looks like a modern day awning tent off the side of a Model T Ford. There is also a roof top camper on the top of a Ford dated 1957.
It looks like these designs have been around for over 100 years, as long as cars have been around.
The most interesting camping display item was a ‘tent trailer’ from 1927. The design is very similar to modern day camper trailers!
Glamping may not be a new concept after all!
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