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    Homeowners Insurance

Insurance Co. of North America, Building, Arch St., Philadelphia, PA. 1962.

In September 1950 the Insurance Company of North America (INA), the largest and oldest company of its kind in the United States, introduced a profoundly innovative idea that transformed the insurance industry.

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Insurance Co. of North America, Building, Arch St., Philadelphia, PA. 1962.
From the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Reproduction number: LC-G613-77857


    Labor Day

Insurance Co. of North America, Building, Arch St., Philadelphia, PA. 1962.

Above:
Labor Day parade, Main St., Buffalo, N.Y.
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Detroit Publishing Company
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-det-4a08405

Many Americans may think of Labor Day as the end of summer or a day of rest, parades, picnics, or store sales. Labor Day is so much more..

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    The Panic of 1873

Today when people hear someone speak of the "great depression" most automatically think of the severe financial downturn beginning in 1929, but for many years prior to that, the term "great depression" conjured up images of the financial distress ushered in by the Panic of 1873.

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Image (right):The Great Financial Panic of 1873 - Closing the door of the Stock Exchange on its members, Saturday, Sept. 20th
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-37423

The Great Financial Panic of 1873 - Closing the door of the Stock Exchange on its members, Saturday, Sept. 20th.

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