Famous Nurse Passes


We all know the photo. Check out the article from Yahoo News.

“LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) – A nurse famously photographed being kissed by an American sailor in New York’s Times Square in 1945 to celebrate the end of World War Two has died at the age of 91, her family said on Tuesday.

The V-J Day picture of the white-clad Edith Shain by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured an epic moment in U.S. history and became an iconic image marking the end of the war after being published in Life magazine.

The identity of the nurse in the photograph was not known until the late 1970s when Shain wrote to the photographer saying that she was the woman in the picture taken on August 14 at a time when she had been working at Doctor’s Hospital in New York City.

The identity of the sailor remains disputed and unresolved.

From then on the photograph also made its mark on Shain’s life as the fame she garnered led to invites to war related events such a wreath layings, parades and other memorial events.

“My mom was always willing take on new challenges and caring for the World War II veterans energized her to take another chance to make a difference,” her son Justin Decker said in a statement.

Shain, who died at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday, leaves behind three sons, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

(Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Dean Goodman)”

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  1. OH how sad. Of course, I loved this photo just like every other swooning romance-loving girl. Thanks for the info though, interesting facts for sure. Would love for you to come back again this week and link up for Fab Friday. Thanks for doing so last week!
    Heather @ http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

  2. Great post! I’m surprised it took her that long to identify herself! I wonder if it made her happy to always be referred to as “the nurse who was kissed by an American sailor”? She lived a long life though and it seemed she liked making a difference in World War II veteran’s lives!

  3. Hey sweet Kori! Hope you are well! Don’t you just love that picture? I saw the movie “Letters to Juliet” and in the beginning the main character is researching a real life witness to the kiss. Very cute. xxo

  4. Oh I heard about her passing yesterday. Everyone knows this picture! I didn’t know that they have no clue who the sailor was. I bet every sailor stepped up to claim the fame. Its a wonderful moment that will be remebered.

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