Robert Lindsay Smallidge Sr. and his Honeymoon Motorcycle



Robert Lindsay Smallidge Sr. and his Honeymoon Motorcycle

Robert Lindsay Smallidge, Sr's 1921 Harley-Davidson JDS Sidecar Model was identified by fender and sidecard shapes using pictures and description from “The Encyclopedia of the Harley-Davidson” by Peter Henshaw & Ian Kerr, p. 18, 21, 30, 135 - 2006. Corroborating identification was made using several web sites. Judging from photographs of previous Harley-Davidson models we assume that Robert bought the cycle new in anticipation of his honeymoon.

Robert and Nathalie's honeymoon was spent exploring northern Maine on Robert's motorcycle and it seems probable that this photograph was taken on that trip. Their son, Robert Lindsay Smallidge Jr. remembered their telling their children that Robert was passing a car while driving the cycle and Nathalie, in the sidecar, collided with the other vehicle.

This photograph was probably taken by Helen Nathalie (Turner) Smallidge.

Turner - Helen Nathalie (Turner) Smallidge

Northern Maine



May 1921


Turner - Helen Nathalie (Turner) Smallidge, “Robert Lindsay Smallidge Sr. and his Honeymoon Motorcycle,” Southwest Harbor Public Library Digital Archive, accessed March 23, 2019, 8266