Friday, October 16, 2009

Cancel for October 16: The Hartford Fire Insurance Company


Hartford Fire Ins. Co.
Oct 16 1900
CHICAGO.

Oval Date Stamp from 1900 for the Hartford Fire Insurance office in Chicago, just a few years after the Chicago fire destroyed many US insurance companies and before the San Francisco earthquake caused similar tremors in the US insurance industry.

A Hartford post-SF earthquake advert touting their corporate strength in the face of earthquake-related claims.
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The Hartford was founded in 1810 and is one of the oldest continually operated insurance companies in the United States.

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