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 Bell Key Chain Metal Road Gremlin Protection Zipper Pull Pin picture
Indian Motorcycle Bell Key Chain Metal Road Gremlin Protection Zipper Pull Pin
$12.95


Antique motorcycle model v-twin green possibly antique model picture
Antique motorcycle model v-twin green possibly antique model
$9.99


Indian Motorcycle 4x6 Photo Racing Print Vintage Shot 765 picture
Indian Motorcycle 4x6 Photo Racing Print Vintage Shot 765
$2.97


DUCATI MOTORCYCLE SALES BROCHURE  YEAR 2003 WITH DEALER PRICE CARD picture
DUCATI MOTORCYCLE SALES BROCHURE YEAR 2003 WITH DEALER PRICE CARD
$21.83


TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE SALES BROCHURE  YEAR 2003  WITH POSTER OF TT600 IN ACTION picture
TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE SALES BROCHURE YEAR 2003 WITH POSTER OF TT600 IN ACTION
$21.83


BRASS INDIAN MOTORCYCLE BADGE PIN PINBACK BIKER picture
BRASS INDIAN MOTORCYCLE BADGE PIN PINBACK BIKER
$9.99


VICTORY MOTORCYCLE SALES BROCHURE  YEAR 2000 picture
VICTORY MOTORCYCLE SALES BROCHURE YEAR 2000
$21.83


Indian Motorcycle Van Buren Biker Sisters 8x10 PHOTO 1916 Vintage Print 1097B picture
Indian Motorcycle Van Buren Biker Sisters 8x10 PHOTO 1916 Vintage Print 1097B
$4.97


2000 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SALES BROCHURE , DEALER ITEM   picture
2000 INDIAN MOTORCYCLE SALES BROCHURE , DEALER ITEM
$21.83


INDIAN TRIUMPH ORIGINAL MOTORCYCLE PRINT 11
INDIAN TRIUMPH ORIGINAL MOTORCYCLE PRINT 11" x 14" - Lot of 25
$5.0


Cyclone Drake Photo Indian Motorcycle Wall-Of-Death Photo Motordrome Silodrome   picture
Cyclone Drake Photo Indian Motorcycle Wall-Of-Death Photo Motordrome Silodrome
$19.95


Vintage Indian motorcycle embroidered patch collectible old cycle biker emblem picture
Vintage Indian motorcycle embroidered patch collectible old cycle biker emblem
$17.5