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WW1 soldier on Indian motorcycle with sidecar

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Posted 7 years ago

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This is a small WW1 era snapshot of three soldiers-- one on what appears to be an Indian motorcycle-- I can read "Ind" on the tank.

The driver wears cotton canvas leg wraps-- probably to keep some of the mud off his boots.

This photograph dates from about 1917- 1920.

Reproduction of this photograph in any form is not authorized.



  1. solver solver, 7 years ago
    Another wonderful photo, Scott.

    I've seen Mike on "American Pickers" flip when he finds Indian motorcycle parts but don't remember that he ever mentioned the importance of the company towards the war effort.

    This is a 1919 Indian Military Powerplus in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, captioned "the motorcycle that helped the U.S. win the First World War." It's an interesting story.

    Here is a 1917 Indian (it might be a military) motorcycle with a sidecar:

  2. Signaholic Signaholic, 7 years ago
    Wow, that's a great shot. Thanks for showin it.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks solver and signaholic.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks Mrj303.
  5. fourpeepsake fourpeepsake, 7 years ago
    Great photo and an impressive collection. Thanks for sharing it.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks fourpeepsake.
  7. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks official.
  8. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks ThriftStore.
  9. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
    Thanks timbaran and toolate. If you have the time, be sure to look at the other military motorcycle images I have posted.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks nicefice and amber.


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