Tontine Coffee House and Insurance

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Re-enactment of the story of insurance for buildings and shipments in the 1790s.

Supplemental message by T. Morgan Williams, Chairman of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters and the Vice President and Secretary of the Home Insurance Company, about the role of insurance in the commercial success of New York.

Alfred Israel - John Watts
Sylvia Reuter - Anne Watts
Lloyd Moss - Narrator
Alan Feinstein - Mr. Barker
Oden Wilson - Robert Gilmore
Marvin Laskowitz - Sound and Music
Helen Milstead - Production Assistant
Kenneth H. Dunshee - Writer
L. Porter Moore - Series Consultant

Presented under the auspices of the Greater New York Civic Center Committee of the Downtown Manhattan Association, the Department of Commerce of the City of New York, and the New York Journal American, and is produced by the Municipal Broadcasting System. Heard three times weekly on the New York City Board of Education Station WNYE-FM. Rebroadcast in the City's classrooms.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 68897
Municipal archives id: LT263