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 Floyd Emde Hill Climb 1948 Vintage Photo Old Print 904 picture
INDIAN Motorcycle Floyd Emde Hill Climb 1948 Vintage Photo Old Print 904
$2.49


WW2 Army Surplus Sale Military Indian Harley Davidson British Motorcycles Photo picture
WW2 Army Surplus Sale Military Indian Harley Davidson British Motorcycles Photo
$19.89


INDIAN SCOUT Motorcycle Wall of Death 4x6 Photo Dare Devil Vintage Print 459 picture
INDIAN SCOUT Motorcycle Wall of Death 4x6 Photo Dare Devil Vintage Print 459
$2.97


IRONWORKS MAGAZINE - OCTOBER 1994 - Indian is Back picture
IRONWORKS MAGAZINE - OCTOBER 1994 - Indian is Back
$4.75


Indian Motorcycle Co Personalized Envelope 9 x 12” Ephemera Springfield MA picture
Indian Motorcycle Co Personalized Envelope 9 x 12” Ephemera Springfield MA
$75.0


Indian Motorcycle Est. 1901 Reproduction Tin/Metal Sign Rectangle 13.75
Indian Motorcycle Est. 1901 Reproduction Tin/Metal Sign Rectangle 13.75" x 7.25"
$9.99


Indian Motorcyle Sales Porcelain Sign picture
Indian Motorcyle Sales Porcelain Sign
$0.99


 OLD 1952 INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN ENAMEL ADVERTISING DEALERSHIP SIGN  picture
OLD 1952 INDIAN MOTORCYCLES PORCELAIN ENAMEL ADVERTISING DEALERSHIP SIGN
$0.99


Large Arrowhead Shaped Indian Motorcycle Sticker Vintage Indian one feather picture
Large Arrowhead Shaped Indian Motorcycle Sticker Vintage Indian one feather
$38.5


CYCLE WORLD AUGUST 2008 HARLEY XR1200 TEST DUCATI 696 vs KTM 690 INDIAN FOR '09 picture
CYCLE WORLD AUGUST 2008 HARLEY XR1200 TEST DUCATI 696 vs KTM 690 INDIAN FOR '09
$4.95


CYCLE WORLD NOVEMBER 2009 INDIAN CHIEF TEST YOSHIMURA GSX-R ENFIELD G5 URAL T picture
CYCLE WORLD NOVEMBER 2009 INDIAN CHIEF TEST YOSHIMURA GSX-R ENFIELD G5 URAL T
$4.95


CYCLE WORLD SEPTEMBER 2009 DUCATI 1098R BIMOTA DB7 KTM 990 '38 INDIAN VICTORY picture
CYCLE WORLD SEPTEMBER 2009 DUCATI 1098R BIMOTA DB7 KTM 990 '38 INDIAN VICTORY
$4.95