1930 Ad Metropolitan Life Insurance NY Automobile Accident Injured Child F WW3


This is an original 1930 black and white print ad for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of One Madison Avenue in New York. Their President is Frederick H. Ecker, and this ad features a scary image of a boy becoming a victim of an automobile accident. This ad features artwork by the artist James Montgomery Flagg.


This 81+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.75 x 11.25 inches; 20 x 29 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Flagg, James Montgomery. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

James Montgomery Flagg

James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) is perhaps best known for his iconic World War I recruitment poster, which featured a very serious Uncle Sam and the caption "I want YOU for U.S. army." Due to the costs of hiring a model, he ended up using his own face (with added age and goatee) for Uncle Sam. Beginning his career at the age of 12 when his work was featured in magazines such as LIFE, Flagg used his passion for art and comedy to create countless cartoons and illustrations which appeared in books, newspapers and advertising all over America.

Keywords specific to this image: car, hit, hitting, run over, danger, street, city, road, insure, insuring, safety, policy, policyholder, pedestrian, yield Vintage Advertising

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