National Geographic : 1916 Apr
Most people think of automobile insurance as an old form of protection adapted to a modern invention. As a matter of fact, the self-propelled vehicle is older than most forms of insurance. A Frenchman drove a steam carriage in the days of Marie Antoinette. An Englishman was arrested for joy-riding in 1802. In 1815 the directors of the Hartford Fire Insurance Company were amazed to see a steam locomotive snorting through the streets. We are not told whether they ever considered this strange contraption from an insurance standpoint. But we do know that almost before the motor car had ceased to be an experiment the Hartford Fire Insurance Company was offering automobile policies. Today you can insure yourself from every risk of a motor car through the complete INSURANCE SERVICE OF THE TWO HARTFORDS Any agent of the Hartford Fire Insurance Representatives of the Hartford Accident Company, acting in conjunction with the & Indemnity Company, acting in conjunc Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company, tion with the Hartford Fire Insurance Com can sell you complete protection from loss pany, sell the same complete automobile to yourself or car through fire, collision, protection, as well as all other modern theft and personal liability, forms of bonding and casualty insurance. The two companies, between them, writepracticallyeveryform of insurance but life insurance Check on the coupon below any form of insurance in "4 which you may be interested. Mail it to us and we will send you full information. Hartford Fire Insurance Co. SHartford Accident & Indemnity Co. Hartford, Conn. COUPON-CHECK-T EAR OFF-MAIL Hartford Fire Insurance Company, (Service Department N.4) 125 Trumbull Street, Hartford, Conn. Gentlemen:-Please send information on the kind of insurance checked to the name and address written on margin of coupon. Fire Motor Cycle _ Tornado Sprinkler Leakage Accident Burglary Hail Marine H ealth E mployer's Liability Golfer's Policy _Breeders and Exhibitors A uto Liability Workmen's Compensation Parcel Post Teaming A uto Collision Bonding Rent Salesmen's Samples A uto Theft Elevator Merchandise in Transit Registered Mail Auto Fire Plate Glass Live Stock Transit Use and Occupancy Baggage Race Horse Live Stock Explosion II II s , I I I "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."