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Sailor Kissing a Nurse

V-J Day: You may have seen the 1945 photograph of a sailor kissing a nurse at Times Square.  The month was August, the United States had declared victory over Japan and Word War II would soon be over. There was much celebration on the streets of New York and this spontaneous kiss was captured by Time-Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, who happened to be at the right place at the right time 🙂

Iconic images like these are timeless works of art to be appreciated, this particular image represents a time in history where there was a feeling of hope and triumph after years of war and uncertainty; to those who lived during those days celebration was something not seen in a long time. The hope that the world war would soon be over was the cause of their jubilee.


navy sailor kissing nurse

Concept by Robin Binder.  Modeling by Patrick Presley and Tabitha Kat Fox of Houston Texas.

Sailor kissing a Nurse image taken in 1945:


Meet the man who claims to be the Sailor in this photograph.