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    The Inland Printer, April 1899













    1870 United States Federal Census
    Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois
    Name / Age / Occupation
    John F Gowdy, 39, superintendent of schools
    Amanda M Gowdy, 39
    Charles Gowdy, 13
    Fredrick W Gowdy, 5
    Fannie Gowdy, 2
    Amanda Gowdy, 2 months
    Mary Senate, 14, servant






























    1880 United States Federal Census
    Butler, Montgomery County, Illinois
    Name / Age / Occupation
    John F. Gowdy, 48, teacher
    Amanda M. Gowdy, 48
    Frederick W. Gowdy, 15
    Josie T. Gowdy, 10





















    1885 South Dakota Territorial Census
    Highmore, Hyde County, Dakota Territory
    Name / Age / Occupation
    John F Goudy, 54, real estate
    Fred W Goudy, 20, real estate


































    1892 Chicago, Illinois, Voter Registration
    F. W. Goudy, 4301 Oakenwald Avenue

















    Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index
    Frederic W. Goudy, 32
    Bertha M. Sprinks, 27
    June 2, 1897, Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois

    1900 United States Federal Census
    Carol Avenue, Cicero, Cook County, Illinois
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Frederick W Goudy, 34, art designer
    Bertha W Goudy, 30
    Frederic T Goudy, 5 months
    Harriette E Sprinks, 53 [Goudy’s mother-in-law]
    Elsa C Sprinks, 29 [Goudy’s sister-in-law]






























    1909 Passenger List
    Name: Frederic William Goudy
    Home Address: 358 East 28th Street, Brooklyn, New York
    Departure Date: August 18, 1909
    Port of Departure: Cherbourg, France
    Arrival Date: August 25, 1909
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Oceanic













































    1910 New York, New York, City Directory
    Fred W Goudy, decorator, 225 5th Avenue, Room 1029; 353 West 117th Street (home)














    1910 United States Federal Census
    405 Seventh Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Frederic W Goudy, 45, decorative designer
    Bertha M Goudy, 40
    Frederic T Goudy, 10












    1910 Passenger List
    Name: Mr. Fred Goudy
    Name: Mrs. Bertha Goudy
    Name: Master Frederic Goudy
    Departure Date: August 20, 1910
    Port of Departure: Havre, France
    Arrival Date: August 30, 1910
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Chicago

















    1911 New York, New York, City Directory
    Fred W Goudy, designer, 37 East 28th Street, Room 909













    1912 New York, New York, City Directory
    Fred W Goudy, designer, 39 East 28th Street, Room 909














    Polk’s (Trow’s) New York Copartnership and Corporation Directory, Boroughs of Manhattan and Bronx, 1912
    Goudy, Fred W., Co. (N.Y.) Frederick [sic] W. Goudy, Pres.; Charles H. Barnard, Sec. Capital, $20,000. Directors: Frederick W. Goudy, Charles H. Barnard, Winford J. Northup) 132 Madison Avenue

    1913 New York, New York, City Directory
    Fred W Goudy, president, 132 Madison Avenue; 405 7th Street, Brooklyn (home)
    Fred W Goudy Co, publishers, 132 Madison Avenue














    1913 Passenger List
    Name: Frederic William Goudy
    Name: Frederic Truesdale Goudy
    Home Address: 405 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York
    Departure Date: July 15, 1913
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
    Arrival Date: July 24, 1913
    Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
    Ship Name: Arabic






























    1914 Passenger List
    Name: Frederic W Goudy
    Home Address: Forest Hills Gardens, New York
    Departure Date: August 15, 1914
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
    Arrival Date: August 22, 1914
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: St Louis


























    1915 New York State Census
    40 Deepdene Road, Forest Hills, Queens County, New York
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Frederick [sic] W Goudy, 50, designer
    Bertha M Goudy, 45
    Frederick [sic] T Goudy, 15

































    1916 New York, New York, City Directory
    Frederick W Goudy, type designer, 2 East 29th Street; Forest Hills (home)














    1917 New York, New York, City Directory
    Frederick W Goudy, artist, 2 East 29th Street; Forest Hills (home)















    Artist listing: Frederick W Goudy, 2 East 29th Street















    Designers and Draughtsmen listing: Frederick N [sic] Goudy, 2 East 29th Street















    1920 United States Federal Census
    40 Deepdene Road, Forest Hills, Queens, New York
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Fred Goudy, 53, designer/type
    Bertha Goudy, 50, composer/books



















    1921 Passport Application
    Fred William Goudy, type designer, Forest Hills, New York
    Witness: Hal Marchbanks, printer, Marchbanks Press, 114 East 13th Street, New York, New York
























    1921 Passenger List
    Name: Fred W Goudy
    Home Address: 40 Deepdene Road, Forest Hills Gardens, New York
    Departure Date: July 16, 1921
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
    Arrival Date: July 25, 1921
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Baltic























    1922 New York, New York, City Directory
    Frederick W Goudy, president, Village Letter Foundry, Forest Hills (home)














    1925 New York, New York, City Directory
    Fred W Goudy, manager, Marchbanks Press Inc, 114 East 13th Street
















    1925 Passenger List
    Name: Fred W Goudy
    Name: Bertha M Goudy
    Home Address: Marlborough, New York
    Departure Date: July 11, 1925
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
    Arrival Date: July 19, 1925
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Ship Name: Carmania




















    1929 Newburgh, New York, City Directory
    Frederick [sic] W and Bertha M Goudy, type designers, South Main

















    1930 United States Federal Census
    South Main Street, Marlboro, Ulster County, New York
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Frederic W Goudy, 65, type designer/type manufacturer
    Bertha M Goudy, 60, typography/type manufacturer
    Frederic T Goudy, 31, type work/type manufacturer
    Mary A Goudy, 26 



















    1930 Passenger List
    Name: Frederick W Goudy
    Home Address: Marlborough, New York
    Departure Date: July 19, 1930
    Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
    Arrival Date: July 27, 1930
    Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
    Ship Name: Cedric
























    1935 Passenger List
    Name: Fred Goudy
    Departure Date: November 16, 1935
    Port of Departure: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: November 29, 1935
    Port of Arrival: San Diego, California
    Ship Name: California

























    1936 Newburgh, New York, City Directory
    Frederick W Goudy, type designer and founder, South Main



















    1938 Newburgh, New York, City Directory
    Frederick W Goudy, type designer and founder, South Main















    1940 United States Federal Census
    Marlboro Street, Marlborough, Ulster County, New York
    Value of Home: $25,000
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Fred W Goudy, 75, designer of type
    Fred T Goudy, 41, caster of type
    Alice M Goudy, 36





















    1940 Passenger List
    Name: Frederic Goudy
    Departure Date: July 12, 1940
    Port of Departure: Los Angeles, California
    Arrival Date: July 17, 1940
    Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii
    Ship: Matsonia













    1940 Passenger List
    Name: Frederic Goudy
    Departure Date: July 26, 1940
    Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii
    Arrival Date: July 31, 1940
    Port of Arrival: Los Angeles, California; bound for San Francisco, California
    Ship: Lurline


























    Arts & Decoration, September 1919













    (Next post on Monday: The Hawkeye Yearbook, 1937, 1943)


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  • 02/13/17--05:00: Letterer: Ernest C. Riedl






















  • ERNEST CHARLES RIEDL

    New York, New York, Birth Index
    (Ancestry.com)
    Name: Ernst Riedl
    Birth Date: 9 Feb 1890
    Birth Place: Manhattan, New York

    1900 United States Federal Census
    1015 Third Avenue
    Manhattan, New York, New York
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Charles Riedl, 47 [Austrian emigrant; hotel employee]
    Fannie Riedl, 32 [Austrian emigrant]
    Ernest Riedl, 10
    Frank Pichl, 38 [Boarder]
    Frieda Pichl, 22 [Boarder]

    1909 Baltimore, Maryland, City Directory
    Name: Ernest C Riedl
    Street address: 214 E 23d
    Occupation: Artist

    1910 Baltimore, Maryland, City Directory
    Name: Ernest C Riedl
    Street address: 214 E 23d
    Occupation: Artist

    1910 United States Federal Census
    214 East Twenty-Third Street
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Charles Riedl, 57, Steward/Hotel
    Fannie Riedl, 41
    Ernest Riedl, 20, Designer/Engraving Company
    William Barton, 50 [Boarder]
    Mabel Barton, 34 [Boarder]

    1912 Plainfield, New Jersey, City Directory
    Name: Ernest C Riedl
    Street address: Woodland av

    February 1915
    The Work of Ernest C. Riedl
    Unconventionality—along word and along stretch getting there consistently. There is a distinction 'between some of the shallow “original” eccentricities of to- day and true unconventionality built primarily on a solid foundation. The character and experience of Ernest C. Riedl have made feasible unconventionality a possibility.

    After achieving success in the beaten paths, instructing in various schools, and in the one which taught him five years (the Maryland Institute of Baltimore), a pupil of C. Y. Turner, and winning the grand prize medal he sacrificed all and came to New York.

    The fact that he has studied lettering and historic ornament from the very root, and, tiring of so-called “interpretations,” his soul revolting against monotony, again reflects his discontented progress. He is never idle, is always striving for something new, despises monotony, for he will never

    “Walk to the grave in sackcloth
    For even one short sleep
    In the Castle of Indolence.”

    and, incidental to his character, this talented fellow modestly informs me that there is nothing interesting about himself, while I know him to be an accomplished pianist and author as well.

    His latest wrinkle is to introduce humor, be it ever so subtle; attributed to his occasional contributions to Judge and Life. Unlike the serious conventional design, his drawing, through its compelling interest, impresses the memory. With a light-hearted touch he can make a cold and soulless commercial “proposition” bristle with interest; be it boilers or coffin nails, the impression lingers . His prolific mind loves to overcome obstacles.

    To “get away from the mob,” he has secluded himself, amid five acres of woodland, outside of Westfield, N.J., in a beautiful studio-bungalow, which may be credited for having inspired the strong compositions, the originality, and the mastery of line which have placed Ernest C. Riedl among the leaders of his class to-day.









































    World War I Draft Card
    Name: Ernest Charles Riedl
    Address: Woodland Avenue, Westfield
    County: Union
    State: New Jersey
    Birthplace: New York
    Birth Date: 9 Feb 1890
    Age: 27
    Occupation: Self-employed Artist and International Magazine Company, 

    119 West 40th Street, New York City
    Nearest Relative: Mother and Father
    Height/Build: Tall/Slender
    Color of Eyes/Hair: Blue/Light
    Disability: Deaf in right ear; right eye bad; fallen arches in both feet
    Signature: June 5, 1917

    1917 Plainfield, New Jersey, City Directory
    Name: Ernest C Riedl
    Street address: Woodland av nr W Broad

    1919 Plainfield, New Jersey, City Directory
    Name: Ernest C Riedl
    Street address: Woodland av

    1920 United States Federal Census
    Woodland Avenue
    Westfield, New Jersey
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Charles Riedl, 66, Teacher of Music
    Fanny Riedl, 52
    Ernest C Riedl, 29, Designer/Art Goods

    1921 Plainfield, New Jersey, City Directory
    Name: Ernest C Riedl
    Street address: Woodland av

    1924 Plainfield, New Jersey, City Directory
    Name: Ernest C Riedl
    Street address: Woodland av, M

    New York, Passenger List
    One of many voyages to Bermuda by Riedl who 
    changed the spelling of his surname to Riedel.
    Port of Departure: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Departure Date: 1? April 1928
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 19 April 1928
    Ship Name: Bermuda

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest C Riedel
    Port of Departure: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Departure Date: 30 April 1929
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 2 May 1929
    Ship Name: Bermuda

    1930 United States Federal Census
    Woodland Avenue
    Westfield, New Jersey
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Ernest C Riedel, 40, Commercial Artist
    Fannie Riedel, 62

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest C Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Port of Departure: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Departure Date: 25 April 1936
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 27 April 1936
    Ship Name: Queen of Bermuda

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest C Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Port of Departure: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Departure Date: 1 May 1937
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 3 May 1937
    Ship Name: Queen of Bermuda

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest C Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Port of Departure: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Arrival Date: 30 April 1938
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 2 May 1938
    Ship Name: Queen of Bermuda

    1940 United States Federal Census
    507 Wychwood Road
    Westfield, New Jersey
    Name / Age / Occupation
    Ernest C Riedel, 50, [blank]
    Almeda Riedel, 43
    Ernest Witte, 76 {Riedel’s Uncle]
    Jacob Reichald, 57, Gardener

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest C Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Port of Departure: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Departure Date: 30 April 1940
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 2 May 1940
    Ship Name: President Roosevelt

    World War II Draft Card
    Name: Ernest Charles Riedel
    Address: 507 Wynchwood Road, Westfield, New Jersey
    Employer: Self
    Height/Weight: 6’ 0” / 176 lbs
    Eyes/Hair: Blue/Blonde
    Signature: April 27, 1942

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest C Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Port of Departure: Hamilton, Bermuda
    Departure Date: 2 May 1947
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 5 May 1947
    Ship Name: Fort Amherst

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Port of Departure: Bermuda
    Departure Date: 10 May 1950
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 12 May 1950
    Ship Name: Queen of Bermuda

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Departure Place: New York, New York, USA
    Departure Date: 29 Dec 1950
    Ship: Queen of Bermuda
    Port: New York

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Port of Departure: Bermuda
    Departure Date: 2 May 1951
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 4 May 1951
    Ship Name: Queen of Bermuda

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Departure Place: New York, New York, USA
    Departure Date: 5 Jan 1952
    Ship: Queen of Bermuda
    Port: New York

    New York, Passenger List
    Name: Ernest Riedel
    Companion: Almeda Riedel
    Port of Departure: Bermuda
    Departure Date: 30 April 1952
    Port of Arrival: New York, New York
    Arrival Date: 2 May 1952
    Ship Name: Queen of Bermuda

    Social Security Death Index
    Name: Ernest Riedel
    Last Residence: 07091 Westfield, Union, New Jersey
    Born: 9 Feb 1890
    Died: Jan 1970
    State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (1964)



    (Next post on Monday: J. F. Griswold “The Rude...” Artist)


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    Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2” was exhibited in the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art at New York City’s 69th Regiment Armory. Some of the art in the “Armory Show” was parodied by cartoonists. A parody of Duchamp’s painting, published in the New York Evening Sun on March 20, 1913, was J. F. Griswold’s “The Rude Descending a Staircase (Rush Hour at the Subway)”. Griswold’s illustration was part of the series “Seeing New York With a Cubist”. The previous day the Evening Sun published Griswold’s “A Spring Day on Fifth Avenue”.




    “The Rude Descending a Staircase” has been reproduced and referenced in numerous books, periodicals and websites but no one has identified who Griswold was. There was a cartoonist named Bert J. Griswold who was based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but his style looks nothing like the two Evening Sun drawings signed J. F. Griswold. Circumstantial evidence in censuses, city directories and periodicals point to Julia Frances Griswold as the artist.

    According to the New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, at Ancestry.com, Griswold was born April 12, 1881, in Chatham, Morris County, New Jersey. Her parents were Warren Griswold (1845–1887) and Lydia Griswold (1847–1920). The 1880 U.S. Federal Census recorded Griswold’s parents, two older brothers, Ralph and Chauncey, and paternal grandmother, Frances, in Chatham, New Jersey. Griswold’s father was a bookkeeper.




    The 1895 New Jersey state census listed Griswold, her mother, brothers and grandmother as residents of Chatham, New Jersey.




    According to the 1900 census, the quintet lived in Madison, New Jersey at 38 Fairview Avenue. The birth month and year of each person were also recorded. The census said 1882 was the birth year for Griswold who was at school. Her mother and grandmother were unemployed; Ralph was a draftsman; and Chauncey, a cashier. They had a servant.




    Information regarding Griswold’s art training has not been found. Griswold has not been found in the 1910 census. A 1912 New York City directory listed Griswold as an artist who lived at 100 West 76 Street in Manhattan. She was not in the 1913 and 1914 directories.



    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 15, 1912, published an article, “Idleness in Women Menace to Society”, that reported the happenings at the Central Evening High School for Women. Griswold and two others were judges of the costume design category and they chose three women for the roll of honor.

    The Armory Show was in New York City from February 17 to March 15, 1913. Five days after the exhibition, Griswold’s “The Rude Descending a Staircase” was published. It’s a mystery as to how Griswold was chosen for the series “Seeing New York With a Cubist”. Seven months after the exhibition, The New York Times, October 10, 1913, reported the names of appointed teachers in the evening, high, trade, and elementary schools. Griswold taught Design for Dressmaking at the Manhattan Trade School.

    The New York Times, April 26, 1914, covered the exhibition by members of the New York Paint Club. The artists included Griswold, Frank A. Nankivell, Howard Heath, Adele Klaer, Israel Doskow, David Robinson, George W. Parker, C. W. Fairchild, Harriet S. Phillips, Laetitia Herr and W. W. Faucett.


    It’s not clear how and when Griswold met the Schneider sisters: Sophie the artist, and Frances the writer. They traveled together starting July 24, 1914 as recorded on their Emergency Passport Applications. Also notable is Griswold’s birth year on the application, 1882, that is a year later than the birth index date. At the time of the application, the trio stayed at Suttie’s Hotel, Bedford Park, London.




    A passenger list, at Ancestry.com, had Griswold’s full name and said she departed Liverpool, England on October 7, 1914, and arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 19. According to the passenger list, Griswold was an artist who was born in Madison, New Jersey and whose home address was 38 Fairview Avenue, Madison, New Jersey. The Schneider sisters were on the same ship and their address was 100 West 76 Street, Manhattan, New York City.






    Griswold was listed at 100 West 76 Street in the 1915, 1916 and 1917 New York City directories. In 1915, she was a school teacher, then in 1916 and 1917, an artist.




    Griswold was at the same address in the 1920 census. She shared an apartment with four women. The head of the household was artist Sophie Schneider; Frances Schneider was a writer. Mary Smith did housework; and Dorothy H. Purinton was a commercial artist.


    On December 23, 1922, Griswold and Thomas E. McCoy married in Manhattan according to the New York, New York, Marriage Index at Ancestry.com.

    The 1925 New York state census listed Griswold (as Julia McCoy), her husband McCoy, an electrician, and Sophie Schneider in Manhattan at 423 West 23 Street.


    The 1930 census said the trio resided in Manhattan at 439 West 21 Street and both women were commercial artists.


    The New York Times, March 22, 1931, published a death notice for Griswold.

    Julia Griswold McCoy, wife of Thomas E. McCoy 439 West 21st St., suddenly, on March 20. Funeral services at 38 Fairview Av., Madison, N.J., on Sunday, at 3 P.M.
    Griswold was laid to rest at John Hancock Cemetery, Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey.

    The New York, New York, Death Index recorded Thomas McCoy’s passing as December 3, 1946, in Manhattan. The status of Sophie Schneider is not known.


    (Next post on Monday: Bierman Heidelberg & Co)

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    The Clothier and Furnisher

    August 1889

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    Items of Interest from the Stock of Bierman, Heidelberg & Co
    1891
    Selected pages



































    Related Post
    Alfred Benjamin & Co.

    (Next post on Monday: McCrorey Building)

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  • 03/06/17--05:00: Creator: Alan Aldridge

  • ALAN ALDRIDGE
    June 1, 1943 – February 17, 2017


    The Guardian

    February 20, 2017
    How Alan Aldridge made the 60s swing – in pictures

    The Guardian
    February 22, 2017
    Alan Aldridge obituary

    Design Week
    February 24, 2017
    Remembering Alan Aldridge: the revolutionary graphic designer of the “swinging sixties”

    The Telegraph
    February 28, 2017
    Alan Aldridge, Sixties psychedelic illustrator – obituary

    Famous Graphic Designers
    Alan Aldridge


    Alan Aldridge at the Design Museum
































    The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics
    (1969)


































    The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics 2 (1971)


































    Bernie Taupin: The One Who Writes the Words for Elton John (1976)

































    The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast (1973; 2009)
































    The Peacock Party (1979)
































    The Ship’s Cat (1977)

































    Further Reading
    Vintage Children’s Book: The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast, Part One; Part Two; Part Three

    (Next post on Monday: Stat Store Publishing)

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    •  S U N S E T  P A R K ,  B R O O K L Y N  •
    850 3rd Avenue (at 31st Street)



    About the designer, Dave Cortes
    Related post: Avengers: Age of Awnings

    (Next post on Monday: Comics for Collectors)



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    •   I T H A C A,  N E W  Y O R K   •
    207 North Aurora Street


    The Comic Book Club of Ithaca

    (Next post on Monday: Liberty)



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    Life
    August 8, 1912
    see bottom right-hand corner of page 1562

    Rockford Register-Gazette
    (Illinois)
    August 15, 1912
    page 8, column 2: Liberty is being free from the things we don’t like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.—Life.























    San Francisco Chronicle
    (California)
    April 8, 1917
    Cartoonagrams by Charles A. Ogden
    Second tier, first panel: Behold a chick getting it’s first liberty. Liberty is being free from the things we don’t like in order to be slaves of the things we do like. 

    Further Reading
    The Big Apple


    (Next post on Monday: Vivian Berg)



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  • 04/03/17--05:00: Letterer: Vivian Berg

  • Vivian Berg was born Vivian Lipman on January 4, 1923, in New Rochelle, New York.

    In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, the Lipman family resided in New Rochelle, New York, at 43-45 North Avenue. Vivian was the youngest of four children born to Benjamin, a grocery store proprietor, and Mary, both Russian emigrants who arrived in the United States in 1905. Vivian’s siblings were born in Connecticut.

    The Daily Argus (Mount Vernon, New York), September 19, 1939, published this item:

    Tau Alpha Meeting
    Tau Alpha will hold a meeting tonight at the home of Miss Vivian Lipman, 22 Burling Lane, at 9 o’clock.
    According to the 1940 census, the Lipmans remained in New Rochelle but at a different address, 22 Burling Lane.

    Women in Comics said Vivian studied at Cooper Union, where she met her future husband Dave Berg.

    Women in Comics also said Vivian worked for MLJ (Archie) and Classics Illustrated in the 1940s. Women and the Comics (1985) mentioned Vivian twice. About the publisher MLJ, Women and the Comics said “Vivian Lipman Berg (who edited Archie and inked the art, wrote puzzle pages and text pieces for the company and scripted and drew ‘Three Monkey Teers‘).” Regarding Timely Comics, the book said “Vivian Lipman Berg wrote text pieces for the company in 1942”.


    According to Who’s Who in Writers, Editors & Poets, United States & Canada (1995), Vivian and Berg married on March 3, 1949.


    The Orangetown Telegram (Pearl River, New York), December 8, 1950, reported the South Main P.T.A. enrollment drive and said: “The kindergarten, registering 113%, had a separate party in the Parish House of St. Paul's Episcopal Church under the direction of the teacher, Miss Vivian Lipman.”


    In the 1960s, Vivian was a letterer for DC Comics. Two titles she worked on were Doom Patrol #117 (below) and Superboy #118.



    Dave Berg was profiled in the Daily News (Tarrytown, New York), on April 17, 1977. Berg was asked where he got his ideas for his long-running MAD feature “The Lighter Side”.
    Everywhere, he answers, saying his wife, Vivian, loves to read so she helps with the research. For example, for a “lighter side of modern technology,” she read the book “Future Shock” for ideas. Discussion and the comic followed.
    MAD’s Greatest Artists: Dave Berg: Five Decades of “The Lighter Side Of…” (2013) has a sample of Vivian and Dave in “The Lighter Side of…Teenage Phases” from MAD #248, July 1984.

    At some point, Vivian and her family moved to Marina Del Rey, California.


    In the 1980s and 1990s, Vivian was a magazine writer and illustrator according to Who’s Who of American Comics Books 1928–1999.

    Vivian’s husband died in 2002. Vivian passed away December 21, 2014, in California.


    (Next post on Monday: McCrorey Building)

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    Stat Store 1988 brochure of services and prices was designed by Alexander Isley
    Brochure is in the collection of the North Carolina State University Libraries.

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  • 04/24/17--05:00: Comics: Carl Burgos

  • Carl Burgos was born Max Finkelstein on April 18, 1916, in New York, New York. The birth date is based on the Social Security Death Index and his parents’ petitions for naturalization at Ancestry.com.

    Burgos’s father was Isidor Finkelstein, a tailor, whose naturalization petition, dated December 13, 1923, said he was born in Moghielev, Russia, on October 25, 1886. (
    Isidor’s World War II draft card said his birth was October 15, 1886 in Zlobin, Russia.) He sailed on the steamship Merion which departed Antwerp, Belgium, on November 16, 1907. The ship arrived in New York City on November 29, 1907. Isidor became a naturalized citizen February 14, 1927.

    Burgos’s mother was Ester Bielin, a dressmaker, whose naturalization petition said she was born in Stressin, Russia, on March 2, 1886. She sailed on the steamship Samland which departed from Antwerp, Belgium. The ship arrived in New York City on April 2, 1907. She married Isidor on August 26, 1911. On the petition, dated June 27, 1941, her first name was spelled Esther. She became a naturalized citizen July 16, 1942.

    Burgos’s brother, Rubin Finkelstein, was born March 2, 1912, in New York City. Rubin married Clara Cantor on March 30, 1935 in Manhattan, according to the New York, New York, Marriage Index at Ancestry.com. Clara passed away May 22, 1996. Rubin passed away May 20, 2003.

    The 1920 U.S. Federal Census recorded the Finkelsteins in Manhattan, New York City at 191 East 100 Street.


    The same address was in the 1925 New York state census.

    In the 1930 census, the Finkelstein family resided in the Bronx at 945 Faile Street.

    In the Steranko History of Comics (1970), page 58, Steranko wrote:
    The man responsible for the inflammable fury [The Human Torch] was Carl Burgos. Born in New York in 1917 [sic], his childhood was little different than most others except for his natural artistic talent and unruly imagination. In his early teens he enrolled in the National Academy of Design. “I quit after one year because I couldn’t learn enough,” Burgos says.

    At 17, he took a job with the Franklin Engraving Company which just happened to be the firm that engraved the plates for a line of comic books produced by Harry A. Chesler. For the first time, Burgos was exposed to stacks of original comic art. Whenever possible, he took the time to study the artist’s techniques, their pen styles and brush strokes. He discovered he could draw as well as some and better than a few who already worked in comics. He formulated an idea about becoming a comic artist. What could he lose?
    An overview of Burgos’s comics career is at Who’s Who of American Comic Books 1928–1999. Many of his comic book credits are at the Grand Comics Database. A collection of images from Google is here.

    According to the 1940 census, Burgos and his parents lived at 602 West 157th Street in Manhattan. Burgos’s occupation was artist in the newspaper industry. He had completed four years of high school.


    A 1942 Manhattan city directory had this listing: “Burgos Carl 602W157…..AU dubn 3-4117”.

    During World War II, Burgos enlisted as Max Finkelstein. In the Steranko History of Comics, Burgos said “I started in the Air Force, took infantry ranger training, went overseas as a rifleman, was transferred to the Signal Corps, and came back in the engineers. It sounds crazy, but it could only happen to a comic book man.” The Department of Veterans Affairs Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File, at Ancestry. com, said he was discharged March 18, 1946.

    Alter Ego #49, June 2005, published “The Privacy Act of Carl Burgos”, Jim Amash’s interview with Burgos’s daughter Susan, a teacher and animation artist. She mentioned her mother, Doris, sister, Linda, grandparents and uncle. 
    Doris’s Social Security application, at Ancestry.com, had her full maiden name. In July 1947 her name was Doris Finkelstein, then 
    in September 1948 she was Doris Burgos.

    In 1968 Burgos filed copyright renewals on his creation, the Human Torch. The renewal registrations were published in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 22, Part 1, Number 1, Section 1, Books and Pamphlets, Current and Renewal Registrations, January–June 1968, on page 1256 


    and in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 22, Part 1, Number 2, Section 1, Books and Pamphlets, Current and Renewal Registrations, July–December 1968, on pages 2761 and 2762. 


    Burgos’s copyright renewal filings were mentioned in the article “The true story of life at Marvel Comics in the glory days of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee”.

    Burgos passed away March 5, 1984, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS file. American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1980s (2013) said Burgos died on March 7. The Social Security Death Index said Burgos’s last residence was Franklin Square, New York. His wife, Doris, passed away January 2, 2002.



    Further Reading
    Timely-Atlas-Comics: Happy 100th Birthday To Carl Burgos

    Comics Alliance
    The Weird World of Eerie Publications: Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Minds
    The Beat: When Carl Burgos tried to sue for the Human Torch
    Tales to Astonish: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and the American Comic Book Revolution
    Sub-Mariner & The Original Human Torch, Volume 1
    Alter Ego #108, April 2012: “With the Fathers of Our Heroes
    Find a Grave
    Lambiek Comiclopedia
    Wikipedia


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  • 05/15/17--05:00: Ampersand Cocktail

  • Old Waldorf Bar Days
    With the Cognomina and Composition of Four Hundred and Ninety-one Appealing Appetizers and Salutary Potations Long Known, Admired and Served at the Famous Big Brass Rail; Also, a Glossary for the Use of Antiquarians and Students of American Mores
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    Two dashes Orange Bitters
    One-third Brandy
    One-third Tom Gin
    One-third Italian Vermuth [sic]
    Stir; strain; two dashes of Curacao on top

    The American Printer
    March 1937
    page 44: Re: Ampersand Cocktail
    As promised on page 26, we give below ingredients and directions for making the Ampersand Cocktail, formerly a favorite in the barroom of the old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street....

    The ingredients are:
    Two dashes orange bitters
    One-third brandy
    One-third Tom gin
    One-third Italian vermouth
    Two dashes of Curacao on top

    Directions: Put the ingredients into a shaker in the order named, then add cracked ice—shake vigorously and strain into the cocktail glass and serve promptly. The more you shake it, the weaker it gets.

    Special Editorial P.S. The one we got at the Ampersandinner must have been shaken early. It was potent!



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  • 05/29/17--05:00: Street Scene: Krazy!

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  • 06/19/17--05:00: & a.k.a. Song of the &

  • Punch
    April 17, 1869
    &
    Of all the types in a printer’s hand,
    Commend me to the Amperzand, 
    For he’s the gentleman (seems to me)
    Of the typographical companie.
    O, my nice little Amperzand,
    My graceful, swanlike Amperzand;
    Nothing that Cadmus ever planned
    Equals my elegant Amperzand!

    He’s never bothered, like A.B.C.
    In Index, Guide, and Directorie:
    He’s never stuck on a Peeler’s coat,
    Nor hung to show where the folks must vote.
    No, my nice little Amperzand, 
    My plumb and curly Amperzand.
    When I’ve a pen in a listless hand,
    I’m always making an Amperzand!

    Many a letter your writers hate,
    Ugly q, with his tall so straight,
    x, that makes you cross as a bear,
    And z, that makes you with zouns to swear.
    But not my nice little Amperzand,
    My easily dashed off Amperzand,
    Any odd shape folks understand
    To mean my Protean Amperzand!

    Nothing for him that’s starch or stiff,
    Never he’s used in scold or tiff,
    State epistles, so dull and grand,
    Mustn’t contain the shortened and.
    No, my nice little Amperzand,
    You’re good for those who’re jolly and bland,
    In days when letters were dried with sand
    Old frumps wouldn’t use my Amperzand!

    But he is dear in old friendship’s call, 
    Or when love is laughing through lady-scrawl:
    “Come & dine, & have bachelor’s fare,”
    “Come, & I’ll keep you Round & Square.”
    Yes, my nice little Amperzand
    Never must into a word expand,
    Gentle sign of affection stand,
    My kind, familiar Amperzand.

    “Letters Five do form his name:”
    His, who Millions doth teach and tame:
    If I could not be in that Sacred Band,
    I’d be the affable Amperzand.
    Yes, my nice little Amperzand,
    And when P.U.N.C.H. is driving his five-in-hand,
    I’ll have a velocipede, neatly planned
    In the shape of a fly-away Amperzand.

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