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.



NORTON WHIZZER INDIAN GREEVES ect. MOTORCYCLES 5/8 size marbles LOT + stands picture
NORTON WHIZZER INDIAN GREEVES ect. MOTORCYCLES 5/8 size marbles LOT + stands
$12.09


Book Vintage Motorcycle Indian Harley ID $$ picture
Book Vintage Motorcycle Indian Harley ID $$
$29.95


2 Orange Red  Harley Davidson Pillow Aztec Vintage Cotton Blend Indian Stunning picture
2 Orange Red Harley Davidson Pillow Aztec Vintage Cotton Blend Indian Stunning
$22.0


Vintage Motorcycle Collectibles Price Guide Cycles incl Indian Pope Harley Adv picture
Vintage Motorcycle Collectibles Price Guide Cycles incl Indian Pope Harley Adv
$29.95


 1932 INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN ENAMEL ADVERTISING DEALER SIGN KANSAS CITY picture
1932 INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN ENAMEL ADVERTISING DEALER SIGN KANSAS CITY
$1.25


1943 INDIANS IN ACTION MOTORCYCLE WWII vintage Trade print ad picture
1943 INDIANS IN ACTION MOTORCYCLE WWII vintage Trade print ad
$9.99


Early 1900’s Deninger Cycle Co Ad/Poster Kulture Indian HarleyDavidson Excelsior picture
Early 1900’s Deninger Cycle Co Ad/Poster Kulture Indian HarleyDavidson Excelsior
$0.99


 Indian Motorcycles Bottle Opener  picture
Indian Motorcycles Bottle Opener
$3.99


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


Vintage Antique Indian Motorcycle 7 Inch Adjustable Monkey Wrench metal Tool picture
Vintage Antique Indian Motorcycle 7 Inch Adjustable Monkey Wrench metal Tool
$74.99


vintage Indian Scout motorcycle sweater Size Large & Grey Felt Indian Cap picture
vintage Indian Scout motorcycle sweater Size Large & Grey Felt Indian Cap
$58.2


VINTAGE INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN ENAMEL DEALERSHIP ADVERTISING GAS OIL SIGN picture
VINTAGE INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN ENAMEL DEALERSHIP ADVERTISING GAS OIL SIGN
$119.97