Monday, January 24, 2011

Cancel for January 24: German American Insurance Company

GERMAN AMERICAN INS CO
JAN
24
1900

Now known as the Great American Life Insurance Company (GALIC), the German American Insurance Company was founded in 1872.  The company changed its name to the Great American Insurance Company in 1918, when World War I created a wave of anti-German feeling in the United States.  The company clearly decided to overcompensate when it chose the "Great American" moniker.

The company's home page is here.

The German-American building in New York City at the corner of Nassau and Liberty Streets.  The building housed the insurance company.

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