Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Even Icons can die.

From the A.P. this morning. 

The white-clad nurse photographed kissing an American soldier in Times Square at the end of World War II has died at the age of 91, USA Today reported Wednesday.
Edith Shain, then a nurse at Doctor's Hospital in New York City, said she was grabbed and kissed by an unknown American soldier on 14 August 1945. The picture taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt was published in Life magazine and came to symbolize America's victory over Japan.
Shain died at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday, family members confirmed.

Ever see this picture? its THE picture that typifies the end to WW II. published as the cover to the LIFE magazine for that issue. RIP Edith. 

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