Tuesday, August 24, 2010

That's My World Tuesday

It's the 65th anniversary of the famous photo
(taken on V-J Day by Alfred Eisenstadt) that's depicted 
by this statue in Times Square.  The
nurse—Edith Shain was her name—just died this 
past June at the age of 91.  Though dozens
of men have claimed to be the kissing sailor, he
has never been positively identified.

[See more of the world here.]


  1. i love that photo :)


  2. The Unknown Kisser; just like the Unknown Soldier. Both have their places in history. I'm sure you're familiar with Le Baiser de l'Hotel de ville. I think those identities are known, though am not sure.

  3. The statue's wonderful against that backdrop. 91 is a good innings ~ maybe we should all head out and kiss a sailor.

  4. What a classic photo and remembrance of that event! Merci!

  5. just the thought of a moment in history provoking strangers to kiss is thrilling to me.
    Love your perspective in this shot Alexa!

  6. I'm considering finding myself a sailor - I think 91 is worth it!!

    Lovely shot.

  7. Thanks for sharing your world - I took the liberty to poke around the rest of your blog - great photos!


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