HISTORY-MAKERS AUTOGRAPHS
Autographs, Historic Documents, Vintage Photographs, Fine Art
LIFETIME AUTHENTICITY GUARANTEE WITHOUT TIME LIMIT

ARTHUR DAVIDSON FOUNDER HARLEY DAVIDSON SIGNED DOCUMENT, MOTORCYCLES

$1,800.00

Description

Arthur Davidson Sr. (1881-1950) Extremely Rare Harley-Davidson Document Signed, "Arthur Davidson", 1 pg, 8.25 x 10.75, January 27, 1948, Rochester, New York, by the American businessman and one of the four original founders of Harley-Davidson. Arthur Davidson reports on a Rochester, New York dealer: in part: "The situation in Rochester was quite disappointing. I could write a very critical report. Having just come from Toronto, where they had two very modern, neat, clean stores with everything properly displayed and a Sales Department in each store, it was quite a disappointment to come to Rochester and find just the opposite...Mr. Henne, no doubt, can sell when he is there, but no allowance is made for outside selling or store selling, the store itself has too many showcases and not enough floor space. The store was very cold and you could see out through the cracks all around it. The result was people were trying to work right around the furnace, which is in the middle of the floor, in order to keep warm...I think the shop is in capable hands but the Sales Department, which should be the profitable end of the business, is not being given attention. One man can't begin to take care of the sales in a city the size of Rochester." In fine condition.

$1800  #12335ZWBW