Photograph Album: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Team [Strap Tank]. Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.
Photograph Album: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Team [Strap Tank]
Photograph Album: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Team [Strap Tank]
Photograph Album: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Team [Strap Tank]
Photograph Album: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Team [Strap Tank]
Photograph Album: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Team [Strap Tank]

Photograph Album: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Team [Strap Tank]. Chicago: [1907].

Circa 1900-1910. Small 7” x 5 ” paper photo album. 41 black and white photographs, glued in, ranging in size 1” x 1” to 4 ” x 2 ” (most photos are the larger size). A collection of family photographs which seem to be collected over time. Most of the photographs are of individuals in domestic settings, but several photos include buildings and architecture, including one which may be a photograph of Chicago at the end of the 18th century. The highlight of the album is the photograph of a young man sitting on an early production Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The man is wearing a Harley-Davidson team jersey and goggles. The motorcycle in the photo appears to be a 1907 Harley-Davidson Strap Tank. in 2015, this same model became the most expensive Harley-Davidson ever sold at auction when it sold for over $700,000. Harley-Davidson was founded in 1903. The first independent dealer opened for business in Chicago in 1905. In 1907 H-D is incorporated and dealer recruitment is targeted on New England. The young man in this photograph may have been part of that recruitment, but is likely part of an early Harley-Davidson racing team.

Price: $175.00