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.



1928  Indian Scout  Hendee  The World's Most Popular Motorcycle   Sales Brochure picture
1928 Indian Scout Hendee The World's Most Popular Motorcycle Sales Brochure
$6.99


 Indian  Motorcycle 1935-53 Repair & Overhaul Manual for The
Indian Motorcycle 1935-53 Repair & Overhaul Manual for The "74" CID Model
$24.99


Indian 2003 CHIEF Pts. Catalog Fully Illustrated -Line Drawings-Phots -288 Pages picture
Indian 2003 CHIEF Pts. Catalog Fully Illustrated -Line Drawings-Phots -288 Pages
$39.95


1957  Indian  Motorcycle Accessories Catalog All items illustrated  With Pricing picture
1957 Indian Motorcycle Accessories Catalog All items illustrated With Pricing
$14.99


Indian 1944-1948  Parts Catalog  All Models With Supplement 154 Illustrated  PGS picture
Indian 1944-1948 Parts Catalog All Models With Supplement 154 Illustrated PGS
$24.99


Indian 1950s Parts Catalog  For The Arrow  Scout Mdls 149-249  Vertical Twins  picture
Indian 1950s Parts Catalog For The Arrow Scout Mdls 149-249 Vertical Twins
$19.99


1931 Indian Motorcycle  Chief  Parts List For The  HP-301 & HP301-A 1931 Series  picture
1931 Indian Motorcycle Chief Parts List For The HP-301 & HP301-A 1931 Series
$14.95


1931 Indian Motorcycle Riders Instruction Book For  Scout/74/4/Scout Pony/Sport  picture
1931 Indian Motorcycle Riders Instruction Book For Scout/74/4/Scout Pony/Sport
$15.99


1942 Harley-Davidson Indian Motorcycle War Dept.Technical Manual   TM- 10-515    picture
1942 Harley-Davidson Indian Motorcycle War Dept.Technical Manual TM- 10-515
$14.95


1973  Indian Motorcycle Owners Manual  For ME/ML/MX Series  Item No. 80601006 picture
1973 Indian Motorcycle Owners Manual For ME/ML/MX Series Item No. 80601006
$9.99


1913 Indian Motorcycle Manual on Operation-Adjustment & Upkeep Of The New Indian picture
1913 Indian Motorcycle Manual on Operation-Adjustment & Upkeep Of The New Indian
$9.99


1910 Indian Motorcycle /Hendee Sales Manual-All Models- Specs.& Pictures reprint picture
1910 Indian Motorcycle /Hendee Sales Manual-All Models- Specs.& Pictures reprint
$14.99


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