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    • Erin Loder

      Famous kiss on Times Square captured in a perfect picture. This is still my all time favorite photo!!!!

    • Shelby Sorrell Trulson

      On August 14, 1945, at seven o’clock, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II. Crowds spontaneously took to the streets. My absolute favorite photograph.

    • Rena Marguerite

      one of my favorite photos of all time <3 i love the story behind it. when everyone heard the war was over, this soldier in Time Square walked up to every woman he saw & pulled her into a classic kiss! a photographer saw him & decided to follow him & take pictures. so adorable!

    • Amy Koonce

      One of my favorite pictures ever <3 Famous kiss on Times Square captured in a perfect picture.

    • My Beautiful Words

      And it's not always just about kissing two lips... and two lips kissing. It's about kissing life. Grabbing life passionately. Each and every moment. And to kiss it with all your heart. And with both hands. Fully embraced. "A kiss is something you need both hands for." Mark Twain The kiss... Always remember the kiss. Photograph: The Kiss, 1945, New York Times Square Photograph Credits: Alfred Eisenstaedt Encouraging Courage. Encouraging You.

    • WhatWasThere

      On August 14, 1945, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II. This day has been recognized as Victory-Over-Japan day (or V-J Day), but so has September 2, 1945, when a formal surrender ceremony was performed in Tokyo Bay, Japan, aboard the battleship USS Missouri. August 14th , however, was when people took to the streets – as in this famous photo from Times Square. Fade do now:

    • Lana Sillito

      My absolute favorite photograph in history. The Kiss

    • Etnan Photography

      Famous kiss on Times Square after the war

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    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." Love this!

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    It has been said that they weren't a real couple, rather one excited sailor and one girl in range. I've always wondered if that was true.... 1945