V-J Day in Times Square 1945

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    V-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissing a young nurse in a white dress on V-J Day in Times Square on August 14, 1945.

    The photograph 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. A two-page spread faces three other kissing poses among celebrators in Washington, D.C., Kansas City, and Miami, Florida opposite Eisenstaedt's, which is given a full page display. Kissing was a favorite pose encouraged by media photographers of service personnel during the war, but Eisenstaedt was photographing a spontaneous event that occurred in Times Square as the announcement of the end of the war on Japan was made by President Truman at seven o'clock. Similar jubilation spread quickly with the news.

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    1. billbobful 35 months ago | reply

      Very nice! recognized immediately! :-)

    2. bluecolelucy 35 months ago | reply

      I love this! close up is awesome.

    3. (rino) 35 months ago | reply


    4. ~@rtisan~ 35 months ago | reply

      What a great shot! I love it!

    5. Tomitheos 35 months ago | reply

      this is an endearing representation and perfect for the day ;-)

    6. fine photographix 35 months ago | reply

      The grain is perfect here!

    7. Sascha Unger 35 months ago | reply

      Fantastic. Love the bokeh too.

    8. k4eyv 35 months ago | reply

      cleverly done !

    9. furoido (Back and slowly catching up!) 35 months ago | reply

      Was feeling grumpy and hungover...now just a big smile on my face!

    10. Johannes Jansson [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Kul och bra genomfört!

    11. magarcia 35 months ago | reply

      so great!!! congratulations

    12. pasukaru76 35 months ago | reply


    13. MiquiBrightside 35 months ago | reply

      this one is the greatest

    14. jan sveen 35 months ago | reply

      de er virkelig fete de makro lego folka dine. artig idé å sette dem inn i historiske situasjoner.

    15. Jose Esteve [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Love this Lego series! such an iconic image ;)

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