Mar 09 2012

Found: Henry Austin Clark, Jr’s Long Island Automotive Museum Shop Jacket

While "working" at his Long Island Automotive Museum in Southampton, Henry Austin Clark, Jr. would often wear a personalized shop jacket. Amazingly, I was able to purchase this jacket for $550 at the recent Philip Weiss Auction. Compare this 1960's photo with current images.


Howard Kroplick

The jacket is a size 40.

"Austie" is embroidered above the pocket.

The "L.I. Automotive Museum" logo on the back.

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Mar 11 2012 Roger Price 7:33 PM

Just my size.  I remember Austin walking around the museum wearing the jacket and looking like he was just an employee.  Many visitors didn’t realize who that guy was.

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