Edith Shain, the entertain who became famous after Alfred Eisenstaedt wrote his iconic WWII photo in which an American soldier grabs and kisses her, died on Sunday at the venerable age of 91, in her Los Angeles family.
The image captured on 14 August 1945 in Times Square, in New York, after the end of World War II gone one of the iconic ranges that succeeded to entrance the spiritual feeling that was flooding the res publica after Japan surrendered. The photograph also appeared in Life magazine.
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 Aug. 14 at a time when she had been working at Doctor’s Hospital in New York City.
Alfred Eisenstaedt, who died in 1995 retrieved the day when he took the photograph, telling that he decided to follow the cheering crowd heading for Times Square. Fortunately he was in the right place at the right time, when Shain, who was a nurse at Doctor’s Hospital met the young soldier, who’s identity still corpse unknown. In that second his gesture became a part of history.
Edith Shain leaves bottom three sons, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.