Antique Illustration

The illustration on the book cover and this website is taken from a policy certificate issued by Manufacturers’ Accident Indemnity Company of Geneva, New York in 1889. It insures against injury and death from causes including such illustrated risks as a train derailment, shipwreck or industrial accident. The artwork was photographed by John Lei and is courtesy of the Catherine and Shelby Davis Library, St. John’s Univesity.

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