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ORIGINAL TORONTO ARTWORK, WESTERN ASSURANCE, 1884 - $20 (Jarvis Street & Front Street E., Toronto, Ontario)

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Original, Hand Coloured Engraving Titled, 'Western Assurance Company's Buildings, Wellington Street East', by (marked bottom left), Rolph Smith & Co., 1884, 10 1/16” x 7.9”, with toning, foxing (3 spots), & two border tears (1/2” & 1/4”) not affecting the image.
This is a rare hand coloured example of this engraving.
The Western Assurance Company was in existence between 1851 to 1961, until it became part of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, located at 18 York St., Toronto, Ontario.
From the 1884 Toronto City Directory listing, Mr. J.J. Kenney was the managing director, & James Boomer was the secretary at 22 Wellington St. E..
Provenance: pg. 334, 'Toronto, Past and Present: Historical and Descriptive. A Memorial Volume for the Semi-Centennial of 1884 by The Rev. Henry Scadding (1813-1901), D.D., Hunter, Rose, and Company, Toronto, 1884.
Low resolution images, & watermark are only online to protect purchaser.
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