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.



March April 1947 Indian Motorcycle News Magazine picture
March April 1947 Indian Motorcycle News Magazine
$24.95


Indian Motorcycle Co Blower Drive Pulley Ass'y Blue Print  1943 Vault Copy picture
Indian Motorcycle Co Blower Drive Pulley Ass'y Blue Print 1943 Vault Copy
$19.99


Indian 1910 Motorcycle Biker Board Track Rider Vintage Photo 4x6 Rare Image 1149 picture
Indian 1910 Motorcycle Biker Board Track Rider Vintage Photo 4x6 Rare Image 1149
$2.49


INDIAN Motorcycle Bike Vintage Ad Photo Old Motorbike Ride RARE Image 1 4x6 705 picture
INDIAN Motorcycle Bike Vintage Ad Photo Old Motorbike Ride RARE Image 1 4x6 705
$2.49


Bobber Motorcycle Flying Hill Climb Bike 1950s Vintage 4x6 Photo Old RARE 795 picture
Bobber Motorcycle Flying Hill Climb Bike 1950s Vintage 4x6 Photo Old RARE 795
$2.49


Boardtrack Racers Indian & Excelsior Motorcycle Vintage Photo Race 1 Image 1002 picture
Boardtrack Racers Indian & Excelsior Motorcycle Vintage Photo Race 1 Image 1002
$2.49


 INDIAN  MOTORCYCLE SALES AND SERVICE   --BRAND NEW METAL SIGN--   picture
INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SALES AND SERVICE --BRAND NEW METAL SIGN--
$9.95


AMA Magazine February 1993 Yanks in England Indian Lore Jeff Stanton RARE picture
AMA Magazine February 1993 Yanks in England Indian Lore Jeff Stanton RARE
$10.99


AMA Magazine December 1993 Indian Summer Touring Sacred Ground - AUSTRALIA RARE picture
AMA Magazine December 1993 Indian Summer Touring Sacred Ground - AUSTRALIA RARE
$10.99


AMA Magazine June 2001 Looking Back At A Century Of Indians Rise And Fall RARE picture
AMA Magazine June 2001 Looking Back At A Century Of Indians Rise And Fall RARE
$10.99


SPRING 1993 INDIIN MOTORCYCLE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE, VOL.1#1 ISSUE,FIRST EVER,SHO picture
SPRING 1993 INDIIN MOTORCYCLE ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE, VOL.1#1 ISSUE,FIRST EVER,SHO
$14.0


NEW --- INDIAN MOTORCYCLE LOGO PATCH 3.75 inches picture
NEW --- INDIAN MOTORCYCLE LOGO PATCH 3.75 inches
$5.0