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"Insurance: Safeguarding Lives and Legacies through the Ages" Step back in time to 1886

Background imageInsurance Collection: The Underwriting Room of Lloyds of London, 1886

The Underwriting Room of Lloyds of London, 1886
Engraving showing the interior of the Underwriting Room of Lloyds of London, the insurance company, 1886

Background imageInsurance Collection: LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1890. The Great Room of the English insurance company

LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1890. The Great Room of the English insurance company, at the Royal Exchange in London, England. Line engraving, English, 1890

Background imageInsurance Collection: Large atrium in the Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London

Large atrium in the Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageInsurance Collection: The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). Creator: Unknown

The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). Creator: Unknown
The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). The SS L Atlantique was insured by Lloyds for almost £ 1, 000, 000

Background imageInsurance Collection: London Fire Engine Establishment, list of fire stations

London Fire Engine Establishment, list of fire stations
Formed in 1833, the LFEE took over firefighting in London from the various Insurance Company fire brigades. It had 19 fire stations and its headquarters was located at Watling Street, City of London

Background imageInsurance Collection: The fleet protects the nation - Prudential Life Insurance pr

The fleet protects the nation - Prudential Life Insurance protects the home. Illustration shows a fleet of steam-powered warships sailing past the Rock of Gibraltar labeled The Prudential has

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyds Interior 1960S

Lloyds Interior 1960S
A busy scene inside Lloyds of London. Date: late 1960s

Background imageInsurance Collection: Belgrade - Serbia - Hotel Moscow

Belgrade - Serbia - Hotel Moscow and the Rossia Insurance Company building. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageInsurance Collection: David Lloyd George leaving Downing Street

David Lloyd George leaving Downing Street
Lloyd George pictured leaving Downing Street after his resignation with his wife and daughter Megan. His resignation announcement featured in the Court circular of 19th October

Background imageInsurance Collection: New Lloyds Coffee House

New Lloyds Coffee House
The New Lloyds Coffee House, Popes Head Alley, London - the recognised meeting-place for marine insurers

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyds Interior

Lloyds Interior
A busy scene inside Lloyds of London. Date: late 1960s

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London, London

Lloyds Building, designed by Richard Rogers, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyds Building, City of London, London, England, UK, Europe

Lloyds Building, City of London, London, England, UK, Europe

Background imageInsurance Collection: Woodmen of the World Building, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Woodmen of the World Building, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Woodmen of the World Building, Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. It housed a fraternal benefit society operating as an insurance company. Date: circa 1912

Background imageInsurance Collection: A view down Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia

A view down Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia Date: circa 1930s

Background imageInsurance Collection: Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)

Indian Rice Merchants, Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma)
Indian Rice Merchants (Lakhmichand Manikchand) in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) - note the slightly cheeky bit of advertising by the Insurance Broker in the front row

Background imageInsurance Collection: The Loss Book at Lloyds of London, 1877

The Loss Book at Lloyds of London, 1877
Engraving showing a group of Lloyds underwriters consulting the Loss Book in their offices, after a bad spell of storms in the winter of 1876-7

Background imageInsurance Collection: The Titanic Slip, c1910s, (1928)

The Titanic Slip, c1910s, (1928)
The Titanic Slip, 1928. From A History of Lloyd s, by Charles Wright and C. Ernest Fayle. [Macmillan and Company Limited, London, 1928]

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyds Coffee House, London

Lloyds Coffee House, London. 1798

Background imageInsurance Collection: LCC-LFB Major fire at Prudential Insurance Building

LCC-LFB Major fire at Prudential Insurance Building
Massive crowds gather to watch the London Fire Brigade fight the fire in the Prudential Assurance Company building located in High Holborn WC1, 16 June 1932

Background imageInsurance Collection: GLC-LFB Centenary Royal Review at Lambeth HQ

GLC-LFB Centenary Royal Review at Lambeth HQ
To celebrate the 100 years of the London Fire Brigade, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip reviewed the London Fire Brigade at Lambeth headquarters

Background imageInsurance Collection: London Salvage Corps at work with salvage sheets

London Salvage Corps at work with salvage sheets
The London Salvage Corps were financed by the Insurance Companies and were not part of the London Fire Brigade. However they operated in concert with the Brigade

Background imageInsurance Collection: The Commercial Room of Lloyds of London, 1844

The Commercial Room of Lloyds of London, 1844
Engraving showing a large body of the British public in the Commercial Room of Lloyds of London, the insurance company, 1844

Background imageInsurance Collection: May 2008

May 2008
UK, England, London. The Lloyds Building in the London city centre

Background imageInsurance Collection: England, London, City of London, Lombard Street with The Walkie Talkie Building

England, London, City of London, Lombard Street with The Walkie Talkie Building

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyds Coffee House, London, 1798, (1947). Creator: William Holland

Lloyds Coffee House, London, 1798, (1947). Creator: William Holland
Lloyds Coffee House, London, 1798, (1947). Interior of the Lloyds Coffee House in Lombard Street in the City of London. Lloyds became a meeting place for merchants and shipowners

Background imageInsurance Collection: England, London, City of London, Lloyds Building with Exterior Elevators

England, London, City of London, Lloyds Building with Exterior Elevators

Background imageInsurance Collection: Interior view of Lloyds Subscription Room in the Royal Exchange, City of London, 1809

Interior view of Lloyds Subscription Room in the Royal Exchange, City of London, 1809

Background imageInsurance Collection: Renfield Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Renfield Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Showing the Lancashire Insurance Building Date: 1900s

Background imageInsurance Collection: LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1890. Members and employees at the English insurance company

LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1890. Members and employees at the English insurance company. Line engravings, English, 1890

Background imageInsurance Collection: LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1890. The Reading Room of Lloyds of London, the English insurance company

LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1890. The Reading Room of Lloyds of London, the English insurance company, in the Royal Exchange. Line engraving, English, 1890

Background imageInsurance Collection: Head Office of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, New York

Head Office of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, New York
Illustration showing the exterior of the Head Office of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, New York, 1900

Background imageInsurance Collection: The Mutual Life Insurance Company Offices, London, 1900

The Mutual Life Insurance Company Offices, London, 1900
Illustration showing the exterior of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York Offices (on right) in Cornhill, London, 1900

Background imageInsurance Collection: The Clearing House, Lombard Street, London, 1847

The Clearing House, Lombard Street, London, 1847
Engraving showing the interior of the Clearing House in Lombard Street, London, 1847. This was an important financial institution, located at the back of the Guardian Insurance Office

Background imageInsurance Collection: James Griffiths

James Griffiths
James Jim Griffiths, Labour M.P. for Llanelli, Wales from 1936 to 1970. Pictured here before the 1950 election, he had served in the 1945 - 50 Labour Government as Minister for National Insurance

Background imageInsurance Collection: Display of cattle at annual County Show, Devon

Display of cattle at annual County Show, Devon
Display of cattle, led by handlers, at the annual County Show, Devon. Date: 1960s

Background imageInsurance Collection: London, Edinburgh & Glasgow Assurance Company Ltd

London, Edinburgh & Glasgow Assurance Company Ltd. - advertorial flyer Date: 1882

Background imageInsurance Collection: LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1824. Benjamin Bovill, an underwriter of Lloyds of London

LLOYDs OF LONDON, 1824. Benjamin Bovill, an underwriter of Lloyds of London. After a print by Robert Dighton, 1824

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyd Georges Maternity Insurance Benefit

Lloyd Georges Maternity Insurance Benefit
In the early twentieth century a free National Health Service did not yet exist and the poor could not usually afford medical services

Background imageInsurance Collection: John Bews shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands

John Bews shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands
John Bew, Wholesale & Retail Tobacco & Cigar Merchant, and Ship Insurance Agent -- his shop front in Guernsey, Channel Islands, with a female assistant standing in the doorway. Date: circa 1905

Background imageInsurance Collection: Insurance Policy 1807 -1

Insurance Policy 1807 -1
Part of an insurance policy Date: 1807

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyds Underwriter examining a globe, 1886

Lloyds Underwriter examining a globe, 1886
Engraving showing a Lloyds of London insurance underwriter, closely examining a globe of the Earth, 1886

Background imageInsurance Collection: Cartoon of David Lloyd-George as Queen Victoria, 1911

Cartoon of David Lloyd-George as Queen Victoria, 1911
Cartoon of David Lloyd-George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, then Liberal Chancellor of the Exchequer, who had just passed the National Insurance Act and thereby earnt The Bystanders scorn

Background imageInsurance Collection: Insurance advertisement from 1912

Insurance advertisement from 1912
A rather macabre insurance advertisement, with six photographs illustrating various road accidents of the time, including motor cars, motor bus, train and horse cabs

Background imageInsurance Collection: Lloyds insurance building and the Swiss Re Tower at night in London UK

Lloyds insurance building and the Swiss Re Tower at night in London UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageInsurance Collection: London Fireman 1750

London Fireman 1750
A London fireman stands beside his engine : he is employed by an insurance company, the Hand-in-hand whose uniform he wears

Background imageInsurance Collection: Dassault Falcon 20 N803LC

Dassault Falcon 20 N803LC
Dassault Falcon 20C N803LC (msn ), of Life & Casualty Insurance, at Lucabough Airport, Baltimore Maryland, on 21 October 1968. Date: 1968

Background imageInsurance Collection: Dole queue, 1923 (b/w photo)

Dole queue, 1923 (b/w photo)
8626471 Dole queue, 1923 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dole queue: unemployed men waiting outside an Employment Exchange to collect their)




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"Insurance: Safeguarding Lives and Legacies through the Ages" Step back in time to 1886, where the bustling Underwriting Room of Lloyds of London served as a hub for risk assessment and protection. This historic space witnessed countless deals struck, shaping the future of insurance. Fast forward to the present day, and you'll find yourself immersed in the grandeur of Lloyds Building's large atrium, an architectural masterpiece designed by Richard Rogers. This iconic structure stands tall in the heart of City of London, symbolizing resilience and stability. But insurance is not just about buildings; it extends its reach to safeguarding communities. The London Fire Engine Establishment's list of fire stations reminds us how insurance plays a vital role in mitigating risks and responding swiftly during emergencies. Traveling across continents, we arrive at Belgrade's Hotel Moscow. Even here, it has left its mark on society. Prudential Life Insurance prides itself on protecting lives worldwide – their fleet serving as a testament to their commitment. In politics too, it has played a significant role throughout history. David Lloyd George leaving Downing Street signifies how leaders have recognized its importance in securing nations' welfare amidst uncertainty. Returning to London's roots, we encounter New Lloyds Coffee House – where it all began centuries ago. From humble beginnings emerged an industry that would shape economies globally. As we gaze upon Liverpool's Pier Head with awe-inspiring landmarks like the Royal Liver Building and Cunard Building standing tall against time's relentless march - they remind us that even monumental structures rely on solid foundations provided by insurers who protect them from unforeseen events. Today’s Lloyds Building continues Richard Rogers' legacy - an architectural marvel nestled within City of London - reminding us that while times change, our need for reliable protection remains constant.