National Geographic : 1915 Sep
The last mail from the North in 1861, brought to James L. Byington of Albany, Ga., a check of the Hartford Fire Insurance Company for $800 in payment of a loss. Received too late to be sent North for collection this check was universally accepted as legal tender and during the Civil War traveled throughout the Southern States, changing hands many times as readily as gold coin, increasing in value as Confederate money depreci ated. When it finally reached its home bank in Hartford in 1864 it was literally covered with endorsements. For over a century, through war, panic and conflagration, the "Hartford's" name on a promise to pay has every where been as "good as gold." Practically every form of insurance except life insurance can be secured through the INSURANCE SERVICE OF THE TWO HARTFORDS The Hartford Fire Insurance Company has always transacted its fire insurance business honorably. Its reputation and traditions are its most valuable assets and guarantee of the future. It has ample financial resources. The Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company conducts a general casualty and bonding business along the liberal, yet sound, lines that have characterized the business policy of the parent organization. Look over the different kinds of protection listed below. Check those you wish to know more about, mail the cou pon to us and we will send you full information. Hartford Fire Insurance Co. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. COUPON-CHECK-TEAR OFF-MAIL Hartford Fire Insurance Company (Service Department N-9). 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. Motor Cycle Burglary Employer's Liability Workmen's Compensation Bonding Elevator Plate Glass P., Htl. Tornado Hail Golfer's Policy Parcel Post Rent Merchandise in Transit Live Stock Transit I Live Stock Sprinkler Leakage Marine Earthquake Breeders and Exhibitors Teaming Salesmen's Samples Registered Mail Use and Occupancy 'Mention the Geographic-It identifies you." Fire Accident Health Auto Liability Auto Collision Auto Theft Auto Fire B... -.. . ." aggage insurance) L. . .