There’s more to see...
Sign up to discover and save different things to try in 2015.
Visit Site
Jayne Turner
Jayne Turner • 2 years ago

Although we can't see the faces of the kissers in this iconic photo, Edith Shain has long claimed to be the woman. Shain, now 90, is scheduled to be the grand marshal of New York's Veterans Day parade tomorrow. She describes this moment, caught by the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, as a spontaneous kiss with a total stranger in Times Square on VJ Day in August of 1945, the day WWII ended. Miss Shain, when pressed by a BBC interviewer, described the kiss as "wonderful."

Related Pins

Edith Shain, with the iconic LIFE magazine photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. A sailor kisses Shain in her nurse's outfit, August 14, 1945

People sit on the curb amongst the confetti, ticker-tape and paper from the parade celebrating the end of WWII in NYC on VJ Day. August 14, 1945.

1945 VE (Victory in Europe) Day TIMES SQUARE Times Tower Toffenetti Restaurant NYC

No words can describe this picture except Beautiful!!!

U.S. WWII. American woman, 1942-1945

Times Square, New York - #23 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Times Square from New York Times Building., 1922.

Times Square Before and After…