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This photograph was taken on August 14, 1945, by Alfred Eisenstaedt, and published a week later in Life magazine. The photo was a spontaneous event (not posed) that occurred in Times Square when it was announced that the war on Japan had ended. Eisenstaedt was taking pictures rapidly at different events during the celebrations, and did not have an opportunity to get the names of the two individuals.

This is one of my favorite pictures of all time! --- The Kiss, by Alfred Eisenstaedt - an American sailor spontaneously kissing a young nurse on VJ Day in Times Square, New York City, August 1945

This Pulitzer Prize winning photo is called: The Kiss of Life...It shows a power lineman felled by 4,160 volts of electricity that stopped his heart. Because of the quick action of his co-worker, he was given back his breath and life. This photo was published world-wide.

The Kiss of Life by Rocco Morabito. This 1967 award-winning photo entitled "Kiss of Life" shows two power linemen, Randall Champion and J. D. Thompson, at the top of a utility pole.

so sweet. NY Times Square kiss

The stars of the famous kiss photograph, when the sailor grabbed the nurse for a spontaneous kiss when President Harry Truman announced the end of World War II

Untitled, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Life under Segregation: Department Store, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 (photo courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation / Steidl)

Amerigo Vespucci, shortly before departure. Photographic archive of Marina Militare Italiana

Departure of the “Amerigo Vespucci”, Egypt, 1963 - Kissing sailors goodbye.so sweet

Mother Goose.

England, 1936 - A pet swan named Leila being helped into a car where she enjoys a ride to the shops. Her owner says that Leila, who has been a family pet for two years, can open doors and is a good guard dog.

The soldier and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square

The Sailor and the nurse from the D-Day kiss picture in Times Square. Fun Fact- the sailor didn't come forward because he was married at the time of the kiss!

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