Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Famous World War II Nurse Dies at 91

Edith Shain heard the news on August 14, 1945 that Japan had surrender and the Second World War was finally over. Shain decided to join in the grand celebration that was occurring on Times Square. Little did she know that she would be immortalized as the symbol of that celebration. Suddenly grabbed by an unidentified soldier and kissed, the picture by Alfred Eisenstaedt is forever captured in our minds with the exuberance of that day and celebrating that took place. Edith Shain died on June 20, 2010 of cancer. Althought numerous men came forward claiming to be the sailor in the picture no man has been definitively identified.


1 comment:

  1. Now that's an American history fun fact! Thanks for blogging about this! I just tweeted this post.


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