Album of Photographs of a Motorcycle-Loving Couple from Los Angeles, Including Photographs of Motorcycle Touring Through the Southwest, 1937-1939. California, Motorcycle Culture.
Album of Photographs of a Motorcycle-Loving Couple from Los Angeles, Including Photographs of Motorcycle Touring Through the Southwest, 1937-1939
Album of Photographs of a Motorcycle-Loving Couple from Los Angeles, Including Photographs of Motorcycle Touring Through the Southwest, 1937-1939
Album of Photographs of a Motorcycle-Loving Couple from Los Angeles, Including Photographs of Motorcycle Touring Through the Southwest, 1937-1939
Album of Photographs of a Motorcycle-Loving Couple from Los Angeles, Including Photographs of Motorcycle Touring Through the Southwest, 1937-1939

Album of Photographs of a Motorcycle-Loving Couple from Los Angeles, Including Photographs of Motorcycle Touring Through the Southwest, 1937-1939

Mostly Los Angeles: 1937-1939. Oblong quarto, containing 117 photographs. Sixty-two of the photographs involve motorcycles directly, either action shots or posed shots in attire, with many others showing scenery from motorcycle tours. Some photographs missing, those present are in excellent condition with fine contrast, very good condition overall. Very Good. Item #List1206

A charming album documenting the lives of a couple from California and their love of motorcycle touring and racing in the late 1930s, uncommon for the many pictures of women in motorcycle clothing that are included. Some of the photographs document travels, some in the west such as the Boulder Dam, Arizona, Big Bear Lake, etc., and some at a motorcycle meet in Marion, Indiana. Several photos show a crashed U.S. Army bomber at Miner Field in Inglewood. Several show San Gabriel Canyon on Thanksgiving, 1937, with one showing a portrait of a woman captioned “Drunk Again.” Another shows a national time trial race in San Diego. The photos seem to follow a tight-knit group of friends, with nicknames such as “Little Marvin” and “The Mad Russian.” Overall a charming document of late 1930s motorcycle culture in Los Angeles.

Price: $1,750.00