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Is This Iconic Photo Actually A Depiction Of Sexual Assault?

Touted as an "icon of American culture" and celebrated as one of the most romantic moments ever captured on camera, Alfred Eisenstaedt's "Kissing Sailor" image is one familiar to most of us.
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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.

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Famous Times Square Kiss in Color Black and white version of this photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. It was taken on V-J Day in Times Square and was published in Life magazine in 1945. Reddit user mygrapefruit colorized the photo using Photoshop CS 5 on a Wacom tablet. “I found some vintage postcards of Times Square to figure out the color of the buildings and some signs,” she said. “The rest of the colors I guessed by using common sense.”

Future Ballerinas of the American Ballet Theater by Alfred Eisenstaedt