Frank A. Lajoie and Gary J. Horton World War I Poster collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of 29 World War I posters.
- Creation: circa 1917-1918
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
Francis (Frank) A. Lajoie was born on November 3, 1880 to David and Salina Codette Lajoie in Meriden, Connecticut. Francis married Alma Munn on June 15, 1910, at St. Laurent's Church in Meriden. He was business manager of the business office for the Meriden Record Co. in Meriden where he collected the World War I posters found in this collection. He then went on to work for the Aetna Life Insurance Company in Hartford for 40 years retiring in 1958. Francis A. Lajoie died in Willimantic, Windham County, Connecticut on July 12, 1979.
Francis (Frank) A. and Alma Munn Lajoie were married in 1910. In 1921, they had a daughter Vivian Shirley Lajoie. Vivian and John Edmund Horton were married on September 8, 1945. Vivian and John Horton had four children: Gregory, Gail, Gary, and James. Gary J. Horton is the grandson of Francis A. Lajoie.
.25 cubic feet (29 posters)
Frank A. Lajoie was business manager of the business office for the Meriden Record Co. in Meriden where he collected the 29 World War I posters found in this collection.
The Frank A. Lajoie and Gary J. Horton World War I Poster collection was donated by Gary J. Horton to the Connecticut State Library on May 30, 2013.
- PG 740, Frank A. Lajoie and Gary J. Horton World War I Poster Collection
- Inventory of Posters
- Finding aid prepared by Allen Ramsey.
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository