For more than 100 years, State Compensation Insurance Fund has served California as a strong, stable provider of workers' compensation insurance. Established in 1914 by the state legislature, State Fund is a vital asset to California businesses and employees; its history parallels the dynamic, influential, and innovative history of California itself.
1911: © Bettmann/CORBIS (Rudolph Valentino with unidentified actress)
1920: © CORBIS (young man and woman working in plane body)
1925: © H. Armstrong Roberts/CORBIS (worker punching in)
1929: © Underwood & Underwood/CORBIS (Great Depression apple seller)
1931: © CORBIS (welder in factory)
1939: © Schenectady Museum; Hall of Electrical History Foundation/CORBIS (Golden Gate International Exposition)
1940: © H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/CORBIS (file clerk)
1942: © Bettmann/CORBIS (World War II gas rationing)
1955: © Bettmann/CORBIS (early computer)
1955: © USC Regional Historical Photo Collection/Disney (aerial view of Disneyland)
1958: © Klaus Hackenberg/CORBIS (Golden Gate Bridge)
1958: © Klaus Hackenberg/CORBIS (San Francisco, cable car in the city)
1964: © The Old Photo Guy/1964 Flood of Humboldt County
1972: © Charles B. Peterson/San Francisco Chronicle/CORBIS (BART opening day)
1986: © Malte Mueller/fstop/CORBIS (bar graph)
2007: © Hero Images/CORBIS (speaker presenting at conference)
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