Monday, February 13, 2017

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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