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.



Vintage 8.5
Vintage 8.5" Restaurant Bowl W/Indian Motorcycle Logo Since 1901 Buffalo 00-10B
$8.99


Vintage 1948 Indian Yellow Scout Lightweight Motorcycles Alan Ladd Print Ad picture
Vintage 1948 Indian Yellow Scout Lightweight Motorcycles Alan Ladd Print Ad
$7.49


INDIAN SALES AND SERVICE MOTORCYCLES Blue Tin Sign 16.5
INDIAN SALES AND SERVICE MOTORCYCLES Blue Tin Sign 16.5" X 13" Distressed
$19.99


Vintage 1940s/50s Indian Motorcycles Winged Chief Pin Brass/Metal 2
Vintage 1940s/50s Indian Motorcycles Winged Chief Pin Brass/Metal 2"
$89.0


Indian Scout Motorcycle 1930 Wreck Racer 4x6 Photo Vintage Print 1680 picture
Indian Scout Motorcycle 1930 Wreck Racer 4x6 Photo Vintage Print 1680
$2.97


INDIAN Motorcycle Bike Vintage Ad Photo Old Motorbike Ride RARE Image 4x6 704 picture
INDIAN Motorcycle Bike Vintage Ad Photo Old Motorbike Ride RARE Image 4x6 704
$2.97


Indian Motorcycle Vintage Chief Motorcycle Vest Pin New picture
Indian Motorcycle Vintage Chief Motorcycle Vest Pin New
$9.99


HUGE VINTAGE RARE OEM HARLEY DAVIDSON / INDIAN DEALER KEY SIGN NEON SIGN picture
HUGE VINTAGE RARE OEM HARLEY DAVIDSON / INDIAN DEALER KEY SIGN NEON SIGN
$989.0


Indian Motorcycle Vintage Original Chief Head Vest Pin New picture
Indian Motorcycle Vintage Original Chief Head Vest Pin New
$2.99


Indian motorcycle Sticker Die Cut Decals Self Adhesive Vinyl No background 7'' picture
Indian motorcycle Sticker Die Cut Decals Self Adhesive Vinyl No background 7''
$7.22


Indian motorcycle Stickers Die Cut Decals Self Adhesive Vinyls No background 8'' picture
Indian motorcycle Stickers Die Cut Decals Self Adhesive Vinyls No background 8''
$9.22


Indian motorcycle Stickers Die Cut Decals Self Adhesive Vinyls No background 8'' picture
Indian motorcycle Stickers Die Cut Decals Self Adhesive Vinyls No background 8''
$9.22