Personal Memorabilia Collection of Mr. R.L. Clark

Offered here is the personal memorabilia collection of Mr. R.L. Clark. He was a very prominent motorcycle dealer who for years sold Indian motorcycles in competition with Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee.

I purchased this collection some years ago to prevent it from being broken up and sold piece by piece. I felt it was a valuable historical collection deserving of preservation as a whole. It was in great disarray when I acquired it and subsequently I have organized and mounted it all in a vintage scrapbook. The pages are new archival paper and the interleaving is archival quality also. This has been custom assembled to follow somewhat of a chronological order. The overall size of the scrapbook is 11″ x 15″ which will give you a sense of individual picture sizes. There are 48 pages. The photo’s are all original and either postcard or snapshot images and high quality original photo enlargements. Newspaper clippings have been attached to the pages using acid free, removable glue spot dots.

The first photo in the book is dated 11-28-1912 and shows the parents of R.L.Clark. They are “Alice Ida (Kusche) Clark and Evret Alphonso Clark on Reading Standard motorcycle and sidecar of son Rhuben who had ridden up on it from Milwaukee where he had the agency (no cement roads then). Taken in east lawn of farm home-clothes line posts prominent at right. Neighbors woods across 24 st rd in background”.

The motorcycles displayed in the photo’s include: Reading Standard, Indian, Harley-Davidson, Evans, and Pierce. Indian bicycles are also shown in a variety of images. Many of the photo’s are dated, with 1910 seeming to be the earliest. There is an original letter from the vice president of the Hendee Manufacturing Company dated March 3, 1921 thanking Mr. Clark for his outstanding Indian Day celebration in the heart of their competitions territory.

This collection will only be sold in its entirety. Do not ask for individual pictures unless you want to have them as a reproduction that I will make for you with price to be determined.

The following images show the total content of the scrapbook. Your questions are welcomed and individual higher resolution scans will be sent on request to seriously interested buyers.

Enjoy this piece of motorcycle history.



Indian Motorcycle Patch picture
Indian Motorcycle Patch
$4.25


Indian Motorcycle (motocycle) Security Guard Badge (original) picture
Indian Motorcycle (motocycle) Security Guard Badge (original)
$250.0


INDIAN Motorcycle Floyd Emde's Hill Climb Bike Vintage Photo Old RARE 638 picture
INDIAN Motorcycle Floyd Emde's Hill Climb Bike Vintage Photo Old RARE 638
$2.49


Super Cool Vintage 1960 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE Dealer Invoice Parts Receipt Framed picture
Super Cool Vintage 1960 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE Dealer Invoice Parts Receipt Framed
$60.0


Indian Motorcycle Poster Lot of 60 Bike Art Prints Size 16x20 inches Vintage 90s picture
Indian Motorcycle Poster Lot of 60 Bike Art Prints Size 16x20 inches Vintage 90s
$99.99


INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SHOP * VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES STORE FRONT * MC41 * 5
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SHOP * VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES STORE FRONT * MC41 * 5"x7" PHOTO
$2.95


 Advertising Sheet for the  Indian Brave Motorcycle  picture
Advertising Sheet for the Indian Brave Motorcycle
$34.99


BM-12068 Indian Motorcycle 1901 Round Vintage Reflective Sticker Window Decal picture
BM-12068 Indian Motorcycle 1901 Round Vintage Reflective Sticker Window Decal
$4.75


Route 66 The Mother Road Indian Motorcycle Tin Metal Sign Made In The USA picture
Route 66 The Mother Road Indian Motorcycle Tin Metal Sign Made In The USA
$7.95


SCARCE INDIAN Head  MOTORCYCLE?  Hat~Lapel Pin Marked 742 Copyright Mark & More picture
SCARCE INDIAN Head MOTORCYCLE? Hat~Lapel Pin Marked 742 Copyright Mark & More
$12.61


VINTAGE SUMMER 1968 INDIAN FOUR MOTORCYCLE NEWS MAGAZINE 4 CYLINDER CLUB picture
VINTAGE SUMMER 1968 INDIAN FOUR MOTORCYCLE NEWS MAGAZINE 4 CYLINDER CLUB
$23.99


1942 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE 442 Diecast Metal Motorcycle Model picture
1942 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE 442 Diecast Metal Motorcycle Model
$29.99