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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Dad's Indian: 1950s

Dad's Indian: 1950s

My dad had this awesome Indian motorcycle while he was in high school. He admits it made him popular with the ladies at Maury High in Dandridge, Tennessee. He does, of course, wish he still had it. I do, too! View full size.

He's a looker

This shot should most definitely be in your Handsome Rogue section. Love the bike too!

Brandoesque

That's an awesome pic! Got the whole Marlo Brando (when he was bad ass, not fat and ugly) thing working!

Kenneth Anger Eat Your Heart Out

i no im such a grl but...

omg he's so hott

they dont make guys like that nemore

Wow!

Hubba Hubba Hubba! It was the whole package that the ladies fell in love with. He should have been in movies!

Nice bike!

That's a nice Indian and your dad must have been popular with the ladies. It's nice to see a picture close to home since Dandridge isn't too far from where I live now.

Just sayin'

Tom of Finland would've LOVED this.

Gearhead Headgear

I bet the aviator's cap didn't hurt either.

 
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