Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nuse In V-JDay Kiss photo dies

I just got in my news feeds that the nurse in the famous photo of the Sailor Kissing the nurse (see below from Internet), has died at age 91. click here for her story.

today's post is a Re-Direct to my archives, CLICK HERE........ to related post on our statue that resides by the side of the road here.


Sunny said...

That is such an iconic image.
I like the statue, just not sure if it needed to be so huge!
☼ Sunny

Ginny said...

I always liked that picture, and this is real interesting. I wonder whatever happened to the sailor now!! I remember your previous post well!! Gone almost all day yesterday and babysitting today. I'll e-mail before the day ends!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Funny, my son got my attention last night with this! Amazing..I guess there was the picture of her sitting next. She lived a long time too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Interesting, Sandra.... I wonder if the sailor is still alive... Wonder if either of them got any compensation for that photo... It's been in print for so many years!!!!! What JOY!!!!

Loved the big statue also... Didn't realize that it was THAT huge though..


George said...

I've seen this picture many times, I didn't know about that huge statue, however. I vaguely remember reading that the sailor died a few years ago.

SquirrelQueen said...

I saw that on the news too, it seems like the end of an era of sorts. I wasn't around yet when they kissed but I have seen this wonderful photo many times.

I think the statue is great but I am wondering why they made it so big. Either way my vote would be to keep it.

Bird Girl said...

That picture just says so much about a generation and when you see it - time stands still! Can you imagine being the photographer who candidly snaps a picture that becomes a national icon? I'm no good at people pictures and I have great respect for those who are - I must go read that article right now - 91 is getting up there ;-)