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RARE ORIGINAL INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
PHOTOGRAPH & MEMORABILIA COLLECTION
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Photo and paper ephemera
John Steele Indian Motorcycle Dealership, Patterson, NJ, c1905-1930s:
PRICE FOR COLLECTION of Photos and Ephemera: $3950
A remarkable collection of Indian Motorcycle memorabilia...an
untouched group decended in the proprietors family,
This is the sum total of this archive, no items have been held back for separate sale.
Click the newspaper article for the early history of this dealership, which began in 1907, and ended early in the Depression.
Highlights include 4 large photos on card mounts, including a remarkable image of "Opening Day, 1912".
There are at least 65 smaller format photos, most all showing motorcyles or hill climb races,
about half of these have some inscription on back (ID and/or location and/or date).
Some of these images pertain to Orie Steele, the son of John Steele, who was a nationally renowned hill climbing champion.
In addition, a large number of other pieces including 2 medals, letterheads, envelopes, advertising and other Indian ephemera.
Items in the John Steele Indian Dealership collection (click for larger image and details):
Larger images of some of the small photos that were
shown above (in the large grouping of the 65 smaller photos)
(click thumbnails for more detail):