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 AMERICA'S PIONEER MOTORCYCLE SINCE 1901  --BRAND NEW METAL SIGN--   picture
INDIAN AMERICA'S PIONEER MOTORCYCLE SINCE 1901 --BRAND NEW METAL SIGN--
$10.0


Danbury Mint Diecast 1938 Indian Four Motorcycle with Box picture
Danbury Mint Diecast 1938 Indian Four Motorcycle with Box
$200.0


Vintage A M A Belt Buckle - Harley Indian Honda picture
Vintage A M A Belt Buckle - Harley Indian Honda
$24.0


VINTAGE 1950'S INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN ADVERTISING SIGN AUTHORIZED DEALER picture
VINTAGE 1950'S INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN ADVERTISING SIGN AUTHORIZED DEALER
$0.99


INDIAN CHIEF 1953 -OLD Motorcycle SIGN Dated '96 -SHOWS alot of CLOSE-UP DETAILS picture
INDIAN CHIEF 1953 -OLD Motorcycle SIGN Dated '96 -SHOWS alot of CLOSE-UP DETAILS
$13.99


Indian Glass picture
Indian Glass
$25.2


SUICIDE SHIFTER Shows OLD GEAR SHIFT LEVER Like on Cars - INDIAN Motorcycle SIGN picture
SUICIDE SHIFTER Shows OLD GEAR SHIFT LEVER Like on Cars - INDIAN Motorcycle SIGN
$10.99


VINTAGE MOTORCYCLIST MAGAZINE JULY 1960 MOTORCYCLE HARLEY BERLINER INDIAN YAMAHA picture
VINTAGE MOTORCYCLIST MAGAZINE JULY 1960 MOTORCYCLE HARLEY BERLINER INDIAN YAMAHA
$13.74


Indian Motorcycles Embroidered Patch picture
Indian Motorcycles Embroidered Patch
$3.61


Indian Motorcycles  Paperweight  Aluminum picture
Indian Motorcycles Paperweight Aluminum
$18.95


VINTAGE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PORCELAIN GAS AUTO BIKE PIN UP GIRL SERVICE PUMP SIGN picture
VINTAGE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE PORCELAIN GAS AUTO BIKE PIN UP GIRL SERVICE PUMP SIGN
$9.89


VINTAGE INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN GAS BIKE CHIEF PARTS SERVICE STATION SIGN picture
VINTAGE INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN GAS BIKE CHIEF PARTS SERVICE STATION SIGN
$9.89