Motorcycles

Six Day Motorcycle Race: early 1900s

Six Day Motorcycle Race: early 1900s

Six day bike race, Madison Square Garden, New York City. No date with the photo. If you click on View Detailed Image you will see ads for Indian Motorcycles as well as some old motorcycles. LOC has this in the cycling category but this looks to be indoor motorcycle racing. There is also a banner advertising Adam's Pepsin Tutti Frutti Chewing Gum. Bain News Service, publisher.

The Flying Merkel: early 1900s

The Flying Merkel: early 1900s

U.S. mailman and his Flying Merkel motorcycle. Photo taken between 1909 and 1940. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Motorcycle Machine Gun: early 1900s

Motorcycle Machine Gun: early 1900s

World War One machine gun mounted on Indian motorcycle with sidecar. Bain News Service, publisher. No date with photo, but probably late 1910s. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Motorcycle Show: 1941

Motorcycle Show: 1941

Man painting a sign for a motorcycle show, Fourth of July, Vale, Oregon. Photo taken in 1941 by photographer Russell Lee. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: nitrate negative.

Transcontinental Motorcyclists: 1915

Transcontinental Motorcyclists: 1915

Transcontinental motorcyclists, identified as O'Brien and Baker, riding an Indian™ motorcycle north of the Ellipse, below the White House, Washington D.C., 1915. Harris & Ewing, photographer. LOC original medium: glass negative.

Cleveland Advertising Motorcycle: 1921

Cleveland Advertising Motorcycle: 1921

Vintage Cleveland motorcycle with sidecar carrying advertising can for Klim Powdered Milk by The Merrell-Soule Company. Photo taken between 1921 and 1922. National Photo Company. LOC original medium: glass negative.

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