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147 Essex Street, Manhattan
Standing in front of 147 Essex Street
and looking southeast. The blue building
is by Bernard Tschumi Architects.
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,