Fire Insurance Map of Harbison's Dairies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Surveyed September 29, 1916

Summary

Fire insurance maps provided information to insurance companies about potential risks to homes, businesses, and factories. These maps -- with their easily identifiable symbols and color-coding -- depicted structural features, types of construction, and locations of fire hazards. Armed with this information, insurance underwriters could propose reasonable rates and offer protection against possible catastrophic financial loss in the event of a fire.

Fire insurance maps provided information to insurance companies about potential risks to homes, businesses, and factories. These maps -- with their easily identifiable symbols and color-coding -- depicted structural features, types of construction, and locations of fire hazards. Armed with this information, insurance underwriters could propose reasonable rates and offer protection against possible catastrophic financial loss in the event of a fire.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Drawing (Image-making)
Printing (Process)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 26 in

Width: 21 in

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