Harley-Davidson Museum Opens its Archives
May 17, 2012
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The Harley-Davidson Museum, also the home of the Harley-Davidson Archives, has an impressive collection of motorcycles, documents and images that tell America’s story of innovation and industrial revolution through the eyes of a great iconic brand. To provide more opportunities for the public to engage in Harley-Davidson’s history, the Museum has launched an upgraded website, harley-davidsonimages.com. This new site opens the archives’ vault and includes more than 500 images, many not seen outside the company, and makes them available to the public to purchase as reprints.
“The Harley-Davidson Museum is excited to give the public access to more images from our collection,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum. “Whether you’re a motorcycle enthusiast or simply love American history, harley-davidsonimages.com has something for everyone, and it’s the only place to go for authentic Harley-Davidson photos.”
Harley-davidsonimages.com, in partnership with Archivea, the global leader in reprint services, provides several reprint options, allowing customers to find photos they want and have them printed on various media, including stretched canvas, wooden signs, archival paper and more.
The collection of images on the site includes professional photography and candid shots dating back to 1903. There is a 1923 photo of two of the four founders of Harley-Davidson, William A. Davidson and William S. Harley. Both men were avid riders and sportsmen and were known to often sneak away on their Harley-Davidson motorcycle for an afternoon of fishing. This picture was taken after one of those trips. William A. Davidson’s great grandson Bill Davidson is the Vice President of the Harley-Davidson Museum.
The images on the site are the only photos being made available from the Harley-Davidson Museum and the Harley-Davidson Archives, making the site the exclusive provider of authentic and reputable images directly from Harley-Davidson. The site will be updated throughout the year to ensure new and exciting prints are available. Prices for the prints range from $32 to $999, depending on the media used.
The Museum, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently launched a brand new version of its own website, offering visitors a sleek and easy-to-navigate virtual look at what’s in store for them when they visit the Museum The Museum site also offers an enhanced Members-Only section that provides Museum members with exclusive content, including behind-the-scenes archives content, virtual tours and more. The site can be viewed at h-dmuseum.com.