Aetna Insurance Agency Meyercord Wood Sign, Hartford, CT. Circa 1910

The Aetna Insurance Company based in Hartford, Connecticut has been in business almost since the beginning of the history of the United States. This beautiful Meyercord wooden sign features colorful graphics in a multi-color style design, and features the tagline “More Than A Century of Service”. At first glance this doesn’t mean much, however, given the fact the sign is from the 1920 era, that is quite a statement today since the company is now in its third century! I would guess this sign was made to help advertise they were now entering their second century specifically. Meyercord signs were made for many different industries, and were made at the Meyercord Company in Chicago, Illinois. The company later made smaller stickers for many purposes, but their strong design and quality have allowed these wooden signs to last for over 100 years in many occasions, looking just as sharp today as they did over a century ago.

Today Aetna has moved from a fire and building insurer to more of a healthcare insurer which most people will recognize today as an industry leader. The company remains headquartered in Hartford, CT.