I found this image in a 1903 calendar from the Equitable Life Assurance company. It featured six historical American flag images with the Gadsden on the final page for November and December.
On the back of this page, the advertisement reads: “The Equitable Life Assurance Society has always meant defence — defence and protection for the family and home, for the helpless, for the widow, the orphan, and the aged. Every year millions of dollars are paid to widows and orphans on the death of the breadwinner … and this protection has — through the Equitable — been given by the union of hundreds of thousands of citizens for the purpose of protecting each other.”
Didn’t they know this is what the government is for?