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Postcards from Hartford

Two Aetnas postcard

This section of Main Street is occupied now by Travelers Plaza—note the Wadsworth Atheneum on the far right. But back in 1907 (the date penciled on the postcard), it was home to two Aetnas: Aetna Insurance, on the left, and the Aetna Life Insurance Company, on the right. The former, known to many as "Little Aetna," moved to 55 Elm Street in 1957. The latter moved to its present headquarters on Farmington Avenue in 1931.