Do you know this photo? Do you know why the romantic couple was kissing? The majority of people probably don’t even know this was taken on August 14th 1945 at Times Square in New York.
On August 14th 1945 caused world wide celebration. Japan had finally surrendered to American forces after two Atomic bombs which had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the USAAF by the Enola Gay. And on that day in the heat in the middle of August 1945 people crowded New York’s Time’s Square, where Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped one of the most famous photos ever to come out of the 1940’s and WWII.
Edith Shain and Carl Muscarello had no idea how much mystery and romanticism they would bring to end of WWII. They had never met before in their life, but that one spontaneous kiss of the celebration of the long awaited end of WWII will hopefully be remembered forever. Tomorrow at Time’s Square a 26ft statue will take it’s place at the very place of sailor and nurse, and many others plan to flock to reenact the famous VJ Day kiss.
Happy VJ Day!!!!!!