This is an original 1931 black and white print ad for Aetna Insurance, specifically focusing on automobile accidents and corresponding new laws coming into place, such as the Automobile Financial Responsibility Law. Automobile Financial Responsibility laws began to develop in the early 1920s, due to political unrest with the abundance of motor vehicle accidents in the United States. By the 1940s, most states passed some form of an Automobile Financial Responsibility law. This ad includes an absolutely wonderful illustration by Charles Forbell.
This 80+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Moderate aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some slight bleed through from the opposite side of the image, somewhat visible in digital image.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
Grade: Very Fine +++
Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13 inches; 25 x 33 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 Forbell, Charles. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Aetna-Ize, Hartford Connecticut, Fire, Casualty and Surety, Fidelity and Surety Bonds, Policyholders, Life Vintage Advertising