VJ Day Photo Kiss?

I love the picture of the kiss. What's the story behind the famous photo of the sailor kissing the nurse on VJ day? Were they a couple?

asked by Salom in Holidays | 6782 views | 08-14-2009 at 05:05 PM

VJ day in Times Square, perhaps the most famous photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, is of an American sailor kissing a young nurse on V-J Day in Times Square on August 14, 1945, that originally was published a week later in Life magazine among many photographs of celebrations around the country that were presented in a twelve-page section called Victory.

The fact is he was kissing every girl he encountered and for that kiss, this particular nurse slapped him.

Shain was a 27-year-old nurse at the time and she later became a school teacher in California where she married and had three children.

Various men have claimed to be the man in the photo, but she says it is impossible to know who it was for sure.

answered by Naab | 08-14-2009 at 05:11 PM

this is one of my favorite pieces of art

answered by Guest | 02-09-2010 at 06:34 PM

V-J Day
this day was great.

answered by Guest | 04-26-2010 at 02:58 PM

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