Monday, October 15, 2012

Creator: Paul Standard


PAUL STANDARD
May 19, 1896 - January 1, 1992

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Paul Standard
Age in 1910: 14
Birth Year: 1896
Birthplace: Russia
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 17, New York, New York [540 Fifth Street]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1903
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Jacob Standard
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Name: Esther Standard
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Household Members:
Name / Age
Jacob Standard 52 [Macher/Cap Factory]
Esther Standard 47
Morris Standard 26
Max Standard 24
Tillie Standard 21
Rose Standard 19
Dora Standard 17
Paul Standard 14
Samuel Standar 12
Fanny Standard 28

1915 New York State Census
Name: Paul Standard
Birth Year: abt 1896
Birth Place: Russia
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Residence Place: Wawarsing, Ulster
Relationship: Son
Color or Race: White
Number of Years in US: 12
Assembly District: 02
House Number: 378
Line Number: 12
Page Number: 12
Household Members:
Name / Age
Jacob Standard 58 [Farmer]
Esther Standard 53
Morris Standard 32
Max Standard 30
Doritha Standard 22
Paul Standard 19 [Student]
Samuel Standard 17

World War I draft card, June 5, 1917












1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Paul Standard
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Kief Russia
Home in 1920: Bronx Assembly District 4, Bronx, New York [636 East 170 Street]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1903 [Naturalized 1919?]
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Kief Russia
Mother's Birthplace: Kief Russia
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name / Age
Charles Standard 46
Fanny Standard 40
Teresa Standard 05
Esther Standard 59
Jacob Standard 63
Paul Standard 23 [College/NYU; counted twice]
Sam Standard 21

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Paul Standard
Age: 23
Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Russia
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 23, Kings, New York [1501 Eastern Parkway]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1902
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name / Age
Nathan D Wolf 26
Dorothy Wolf 25
Howard I Wolf 01
Paul Standard 23 [sister Dorothy; counted twice]

New York, State Census, 1925
Name: Paul Standard
Birth Date: abt 1893
Birth Place: United States
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Residence Place: New York, New York [436 Madison Avenue]
Relationship: Head
Color or Race: White
Assembly District: 15
House Number: 436
Line Number: 26
Page Number: 24
Household Members:
Name / Age
Paul Standard 32 [Reporter]

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 12, 1928

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Paul Standard
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1898
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York [445 65th Street]
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Stella Standard
Father's Birthplace: Romania
Mother's Birthplace: Romania
Occupation: Certified Publicist/Office
Education:
Military Service: No
Rent/home value: $67
Age at first marriage: 26
Household Members:
Name / Age
Paul Standard 32
Stella Standard 30

Paul Standard letters, 1935

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 13, 1936















Brooklyn Daily Eagle, June 13, 1937



Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 30, 1938




















Schenectady Gazette (New York), February 9, 1938

















Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 22, 1939































1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Paul Standard
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: New York, New York, New York
Street: East 65th Street
House Number: 445
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: New York, New York, New York
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 62A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 438
Household Members:
Name / Age
Paul Standard 42 [Press Representative/Railway]
Stella Standard 40

World War II draft card, April 25, 1942












Calligraphy’s Flowering, Decay and Restoration
Society of Typographic Arts, 1947
Pentalic, 1978 reprint




















Woman’s Day, December 1947
“Our Handwriting” (photocopy)





















The New York Times Magazine
September 5, 1948
Farewell to ‘Penmanship’ (excerpt)


















The New York Times Magazine
September 26, 1948
Letter


In your “Farewell to Penmanship” you show a specimen of the brave new (?) hand called “manuscript” which, you claim “is the natural way for kids to write.” No scribal authority in either hemisphere would see anything “natural” about it. It brings to mind the British divine of old, whose faith in the Hebrew Scriptures convinced him that all uncorrupted savages “naturally spoke in purest Hebrew.”

No, the specimen you show is unnatural, and is unworthy of any board’s approval; nor does such approval constitute the “revolution” you see in it. Manuscript writing is nothing new; it is rigid, stuffy and pretentious, having no form worthy the name, no inner consistency, no fluency whatever and hence no place in any public school curriculum.

Paul Standard
New York



Whole Grain Cookery
Stella Standard
Jacket by Paul Standard and Fritz Kredel
John Day Company, 1951


The Knickerbocker News (Albany, New York), February 17, 1963



















Social Security Death Index
Name: Paul Standard
SSN: 706-03-4826
Last Residence: 12561  New Paltz, Ulster, New York, United States of America
Born: 19 May 1896
Died: 1 Jan 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: Railroad Board (Issued Through) (Before 1951)


Alphabet Stories: A Chronicle of Technical Developments
Calligraphic Salutations: Hermann Zapf's Letterheadings to Paul Standard
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science
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