Motorcycles

Harley Honey: 1937

Harley Honey: 1937

Old photo of a woman on a vintage 1930s Harley-Davidson. She was the first woman to get a motorcycle license in Washington, D.C.. The description with the photo: "Although she weights only 88 pounds--one-third of the machine she rides, Mrs. Sally Halterman is the first woman to be granted a license to operate a motorcycle in the District of Columbia.

Marine Corps Motorcycle: 1922

Marine Corps Motorcycle: 1922

Marine Corps Brigadier General Smedley Butler in a big car with motorcycle escort. Photo taken in June of 1922. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Tiger Cycle Works: 1909

Tiger Cycle Works: 1909

Tiger Cycle Works Co., 700 block of Eighth Avenue in New York City, selling Curtiss Motorcycles and Racycle bicycles, probably 1909 or 1910. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 inch glass negative.

Penny Farthing Velocipede vs. Motorcycle: 1921

Penny Farthing Velocipede vs. Motorcycle: 1921

Men racing a penny farthing velocipede and a motorcycle, 1921. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

D.C. Motorcycle Cop: 1938

D.C. Motorcycle Cop: 1938

Washington D.C. motorcycle unit police officer adjusting the volume control on his radio, 1938. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Racycles, Motorcycles & Chop Suey: early 1900s

Racycles, Motorcycles & Chop Suey: early 1900s

Great old photo of Tiger Cycle Works Co., which sold Racycles (bicycles), Curtiss Motorcycles, and phonographs, and Sun Leung Chinese restaurant, advertising chop suey. No date with the photo. Bain News Service, publisher. LOC original medium: 8 x 10 in. glass negative.

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