The famous kiss at Times Square, New York, New York, United States, 14 Aug 1945

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Identification Code   80-G-413998
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Japan's Surrender   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 14 Aug 1945
Photos at Same Place New York, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
6 Jul 2010 07:35:37 AM

World War II Scrapbook: The War is Over!

A kiss made her famous. Edith Shain worked
as a nurse in New York City, and became a
American icon, on August 14, 1945.
On that day, Life magazine photographed her
being kissed by a sailor in Times Square
during celebrations of news, of the Japanese
Today at 91, Shain is one of the national
spokespersons for:
"Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive" Over the years
many men have come forward as the sailor.
If anyone has more information pass it on to
the ww2db.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
6 Jul 2010 12:04:01 PM

" The Kiss Known Round The World "

Edith Shain the nurse who was kissed by a
sailor in Times Square, August 14, 1945 has
died at her home in Los Angeles, California
June 23, 2010, she was 91.
The sailor has never been identified,However
many have claimed to be that sailor.
Edith continued working to help care for
Veterans. She spent most of her life teaching
in Los Angeles public schools.
She is survived by:
Her three sons, six grandchildern and
eight great grandchildern. She became an
American icon, and that spontaneous kiss
became history.
3. Anonymous says:
19 Oct 2011 01:46:51 PM

4. tanvir says:
10 Nov 2014 08:35:53 PM

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