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A result of the system

Author:
Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909
Date:
1895-11-20
Description:
A devil wearing a business suit holds a fire brand labeled "Arson" in one hand and a large knife labeled "Murder" in the other. He is accepting a payment for $10,000 from a hand labeled "Vast Sums on Uninvestigated Risks." The hand extends from a "Fire Insurance" company with a motto that states, "We Insure Everything and Anybody" on the corner of the building. Caption: The big insurance companies, by carelessness in their selection of agents, adjusters and risks, place a premium on crime.
Subject:
Fraud, Swindlers and swindling, Corruption, Arson, Knives, Devil, Life insurance, Fire insurance
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o289618
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