The Kissing Sailor


"The Kissing Sailor" is a famous photograph taken August 14, 1945, also known as Victory Over Japan Day, in Times Square, New York City. In the excitement flooding Times Square, George Mendonça, a sailor had lost his date and future wife, Rita in the crowd. It was the day of their first date. George grabbed a woman in white dental assistant uniform, now identified as Greta Friedman and kissed her passionately in celebration of that day. At that moment Alfred Eisenstaedt, a photgrapher snapped a shot and captured the completly spontaneous moment. Rita was actually captured in the background of the photo. This blog is a dedication to all of life's spontaneous moments.

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