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Lewis Reed taking photograph (from left: Lewis Reed’s motorcycle, Edgar Reed, unknown person, Bernard Hanshaw, unknown child, unknown man) in front of Greenawalt Drug Store on Market Street in Frederick, MD circa 1915 Things look pretty quiet in front of Greenawalt Drug Store on Market Street in Frederick, Maryland on this day some 100 years ago. Lewis Reed was not only passionate about automobiles, he also enjoyed riding motorcycles and photography. In the early days, motorcycles were a staple of transportation, and both Lewis and Edgar Reed rode Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Motorcyclists in the 1900s were more likely to wear a tie and sporty little cap than the leather of today. Info credit:https://reedbrothersdodgehistory.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/featured-photo-market-street-frederick-md-circa-1915/

1944 Harley-Davidson WLA, USA. The model was rigged with a twin-cylinder, V-type, L-head engine having operating capacity of 739 cc and maximum power of 23 h.p. at 4500 rpm; it featured a 3-speed gearbox and special, military-purpose equipment: ammo box, machine-gun support, rear hardware. The motorcycle model also had two large leather pouches; well-developed tread plies; a deep seat with a soft central spring, big flat-plane foot boards, a wide handlebar with backward-curved hand levers, large safety rails and controls on the petrol tank (they included battery charge control lamps). The motorcycle was outfitted with lighting equipment that was standard for US-army transportation vehicles. Harley-Davidson WLA was popularly nicknamed “Liberator”. #harleydavidson #harley #usmotorcycle #wla #wla42 #usbike #harleymoto #vintageharley #rarebikes #antique #classicmotorcycle #retromotorcycle #usarmy #harleylovers #usmilitary #oldschool #armybike #motorbike #vtwin #1944 #scabbard #windshield #bestmoto #ww2 #worldwar2 #liberator #armymotorcycle #classic #hd #classicharley

My 21 year old Dad on his first motorbike, a Royal Enfield. I think he'd fallen in love with this bike as he bought it on Valentine's Day 1947.