Monday, September 19, 2011

Street Scene: Jack Kirby's Birthplace


N E W Y O R K C I T Y
147 Essex Street, Manhattan


Standing in front of 147 Essex Street
and looking southeast. The blue building

Jack Kirby’s father, Ben, signed his World War I draft card on
June 5, 1917; an image of the card was found at Ancestry.com. 
The address is quite legible. On August 28, 1917 Jack was born. 
Martin Bartolomeo wrote about Jack’s childhood neighborhood
in the Jack Kirby Collector, number 53, on pages four and five.
To learn more about Kirby, visit the Jack Kirby Museum website,
the TwoMorrows Publishing website, and the Facebook album.

(Related post: The Complete Jack Kirby logo;
next post on Monday: Stanton Substation)

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating! Except for the optical company, the building hasn't really changed over all those years, though I'm sure the old neighborhood has.

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