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In 1784, Charlotte County, New York, was renamed to honor George Washington, the Revolutionary War general who would become the first President of the United States of America. The Washington County Mutual Insurance Company was incorporated on May 12, 1836 and was located in the town of Granville, New York. Washington, who was called "The father of his country," inspired trust. The image on this insurance policy evokes a feeling of safety and paternalism. To have your property insured by The Washington County Mutual Insurance Company meant you were safely under their wing.


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The Washington County Mutual Insurance Company broadside

creator   Washington County Mutual Insurance Company
date   Nov 20, 1853
location   New York
height   17.0"
width   11.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Public Announcements/Broadside
accession #   #L10.006

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