Photograph of the Unity Industrial Life Insurance Company office?

Villard Paddio

Amistad Research Center

Amistad Research Center
New Orleans, United States

In 1906, the state of Louisiana passed a law to differentiate between benevolent societies and insurance companies. It defined insurance companies as businesses that employed agents to collect premiums and issue policy contracts. The first Black industrial insurance company in Louisiana was the Unity Industrial Life Insurance Company, founded in 1907. The photograph, by leading photographer Villard Paddio, is believed to be the office of Unity Life.

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  • Title: Photograph of the Unity Industrial Life Insurance Company office?
  • Creator: Villard Paddio
  • Subject Keywords: Life Insurance--Louisiana, Villard Paddio
  • Type: photograph
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  • Repository: Amistad Research Center
  • Date: undated
  • Collection: Lynn Abbott collection