National Geographic : 1936 May
A PROPHECY OF 1877 O NE of the first business telephone transactions on record, and probably the first over "long distance," was between a Travelers man and the father of Alexander Graham Bell-concerning an accident insurance policy. A publication of that period quaintly observed: "This, we think, is the latest novelty in acci dent insurance, and a fresh demonstration of the usefulness of Prof. Bell's invention. It is not only capable of transmitting the human voice over long distances, but preserves every articulation dis tinctly, and is no doubt destined ere long to be of great practical value." Prophetic words! Both the telephone and The Travelers have come a long way since that day in 1877. Both have grown into vast service net works that cover the entire continent. Today, thanks to this expansion, the holder of Travelers Accident and Automobile Insurance, while he may be out of luck, is never out of reach of help when he needs it. No matter where he may meet with an accident, he has only to call the nearest Travelers man for prompt service. For The Travelers has thousands of representa tives, and claim stations located strategically throughout the United States and Canada. Thus Travelers policyholders can be certain, not only of security in a long-established company, but of getting their money when and where they need it. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.