History, with all The Dust Blown Off

Traveling into the past is a thrill when you ride with Harley-Davidson.



Toys Reflect The Times

Motorcycle police officers were a familiar sight on highways and city streets in the 1920s and ‘30s. The use of Harley-Davidson® vehicles for delivery and commercial purposes also expanded rapidly during this period. Toys of the time reflected popular interest in these motorcycling activities. Along with cars, trains, and airplanes, motorcycles captured the imagination of American children, as these rubber, tin, and cast-iron toys attest.

The toys are on display in the Harley-Davidson Journey, Part 1.

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If you wish to offer an item to the permanent collections of Harley-Davidson, please mail or e-mail the following to the address below:

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Your submission will be reviewed by the Archives and Curatorial Staff of Harley-Davidson. If we are interested in acquiring the item for the Harley-Davidson Archives collections, you will be contacted for further information. Unfortunately, the Archives cannot accept unsolicited donations.


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    Attn: Archives Manager
    500 W Canal Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53202





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