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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Edith Shain-- VJ Day Nurse Dies
Edith Shain was kissed by a U.S. sailor in Times Square on VJ Day August 14, 1945, and the picture has been an iconic image of patriotism and nurses ever since. The sailor was never identified.
Famed photographer Alfred Eisenstadt snapped the picture for LIFE Magazine as part of the celebration of the end of World War II.
Shain was a registered nurse at the time of the photograph. She passed away last week on June 20, 2010, in Los Angeles. She was 91. Read more about her life at her
official family website.
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