Reviews: War's End Kiss (Sailor & Nurse)


War's End Kiss (Sailor & Nurse)

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Category: Posters and Photographs
Subcategory: Nurse Photographs
Price: $19.95
Average Rating:
(63 Votes)

This poster shows the black and white picture of a sailor kissing a nurse on the street. This framed poster measures approx. 16" x 20" One of the most famous photographs ever published by Life Magazine was shot in Times Square on V-J Day, taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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    JonZ, Mon, 06 Aug 2007 02:44:03 UTC.
    1st review

    This photograph encapsulates the celebration on VJ Day better than any other image or headline. It has attracted quite a bit of attention recently since the sailor has been identified by a forensic artist. Isn't it great that the photo includes a nurse!

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    cquin99, Sat, 08 Sep 2007 02:19:58 UTC.

    I love this photo, it is one of my favorites. These two were strangers, too. That is so neat!

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    PittNurse, Sat, 08 Sep 2007 21:11:01 UTC.

    What an awesome moment - I wish I was that nurse!

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    phunaries, Wed, 12 Sep 2007 07:28:35 UTC.

    It's so romantic. We all want to be swept off our feet like this!

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    Account Removed, Wed, 12 Sep 2007 13:17:11 UTC.

    I love this. Very romantic.

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    vickielee1970, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 01:48:22 UTC.

    One PIcture Capturing One Moment Preserved Forever

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    charlita, Wed, 26 Sep 2007 20:56:20 UTC.

    This is a wonderful picture! I just love it!

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    cuttie, Thu, 27 Sep 2007 17:55:12 UTC.

    That is my dream to be kissed by a sailor or a fireman WOOOOOOh!!!!

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    DaMomb, Sat, 29 Sep 2007 14:55:37 UTC.

    To be able to capture the romanticism, the joy...what a powerfully enchanting moment. We have this to hold on to for all the rest of many women dream of being swept off their feet like this picture seemingly depicts, but I have always tried to see things from the sailor's be back on home soil, to feel safe, to have survived!!!

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    nurzdonna, Tue, 09 Oct 2007 18:40:04 UTC.

    for the history!!!

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    teamrn, Sat, 20 Oct 2007 13:13:03 UTC.

    What a wonderful moment in history, V-J day. But were nurse's skirts that short back then?


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    kenji1771, Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:54:37 UTC.

    It's a moment in history and in time. It was 1945 and there was just so much jubilation at that time. The end of the war and yes skirts were that short, just below the knee. My mother had dresses that she saved that were just that length.

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    lander, Wed, 31 Oct 2007 17:42:51 UTC.

    I absolutely love this photograph. Being a Sailor's (submariner) wife, I know the hardships and loneliness of being without the one you love. In a previous comment it is said that the Sailor was identified, how neat is that! I wonder if the two still keep in touch?

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    boogle760, Sat, 03 Nov 2007 05:41:20 UTC.

    This photo captures an absolutely beautiful moment in history!

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    dmchaucer, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 00:43:09 UTC.

    THis picture gave me chills. It is very passionate.

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    dellison1, Thu, 15 Nov 2007 01:46:59 UTC.

    this is a classic, I'll never forget the first time I saw and read about this nurse and sailor. WOW!

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    arual4, Thu, 15 Nov 2007 04:20:40 UTC.

    Ahh be in love. Great picture! Timeless.

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    TEXASGIRL, Wed, 28 Nov 2007 02:08:01 UTC.

    Love this pic! Absolutely romantic <3

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    sommer, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 10:03:00 UTC.

    This picture captures so much feeling. The only way to describe the range of emotion stirring inside when your sailor returns from a deployment is through action. I believe this picture does depicts both the feeling and actions from an extended stay away from a lover.

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    Account Removed, Tue, 15 Jan 2008 21:51:18 UTC.

    I love to see this photo!

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    KambriaJohnson, Sat, 09 Feb 2008 00:47:03 UTC.

    that is fantastic- i love the black and white and the old skool uniforms.

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    jocelyn707, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 04:48:45 UTC.

    this is a beautiful poster

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    vwoods, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:53:24 UTC.

    This is one of my favorite photos. I wish I could go back in time and able to physically witness this kiss. I see the happiness of everyone on the old videos, and it makes me proud to be an American.

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    Account Removed, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 18:48:20 UTC.

    I love this reminds me of my husband and I.....

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    MAMADAWN, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:24:29 UTC.

    This picture is just amazingly romantic!

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    makeupgal, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 05:47:03 UTC.

    I feel like I was around during the WWII days...I love the dresses, hair, men wearing suits and hats, getting 'dressed up' to go out, the war, it all just somehow 'fits' me if that makes any sense. I have adored this picture since I saw it, and to this day I love it more every time I see it!! :-)

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    tcollins0666angels, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 20:32:36 UTC.

    This reminds me of some of my two oldest friends, both who served in the USNavy during WWII and who have passed away in the last two years within three days of each other from alzheimer's. They shared many wonderful stories and helped me understand what it was like to be young back in the day.

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    soco38nurse, Thu, 15 May 2008 00:14:56 UTC.

    I have this poster up on my wall, and while my husband was in Iraq (at the time we were just dating), when i wondered if we would ever get the chance to be more than just bf/gf, it gave me hope that maybe he would come home and we would get to have a moment like that...

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    frankiecash, Fri, 23 May 2008 07:04:27 UTC.

    Saw this on all Impressive black and white photo. The sailor returns home to greet his love.

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    mashell4, Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:24:50 UTC.

    this is my favorite pictures of this era

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    SarahSmilz, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 01:44:58 UTC.

    I just love this photo!

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    ladyc_31, Sun, 22 Jun 2008 04:04:41 UTC.

    its a classic

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    bdmead, Thu, 03 Jul 2008 22:41:38 UTC.

    I love nursing memorabilia. This is a great picture. I love the black and white effect, nursing uniform but wish she had a cap. I sure miss the nursing cap although I still wear whites.

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    Account Removed, Thu, 03 Jul 2008 23:25:18 UTC.

    This is one of my favorites. I sure would to have this poster. I woner what happened to her cap. It must have fallen off when he grabbed her.

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    scgle, Fri, 04 Jul 2008 03:23:46 UTC.

    This is outstanding. My Mom was an Army nurse, I wounder how many times she lost her cap!!!
    I have a wall with many nursing photos, would love to have this one.

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    pezzy, Wed, 23 Jul 2008 09:28:11 UTC.

    This picture is a classic!!All i can say is .......LOVE IT!!!

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    Francisquita, Thu, 24 Jul 2008 02:00:04 UTC.


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    illusion466, Mon, 04 Aug 2008 14:41:27 UTC.

    love this photo and the story behind it is great too

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    Breniaha, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 00:19:52 UTC.

    What great history

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    snowbunnyRN, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 23:54:54 UTC.

    I love this poster!!

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    kstiltner1, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 02:08:47 UTC.

    "Classic poster." It tells it all, that words can't even say.One look say how much he will miss her. Oh the love.

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    Hope2b_RN, Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:23:54 UTC.

    I love this picture! I took a picture of the statue of this picture that is in Sarasota, FL. I dream that one day that will be me.

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    ladybugbow, Thu, 28 Aug 2008 02:40:47 UTC.

    i love this! its so sweet

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    itskarenprell, Fri, 29 Aug 2008 04:14:21 UTC.

    i wish to be on her shoes =)

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    diane316, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 04:43:52 UTC.

    Have this photo, love it! Reminds me of me and my husband (a Navy retiree).

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    Nursen05, Mon, 22 Sep 2008 06:20:26 UTC.

    Such a classic!

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    chd123, Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:30:38 UTC.

    Captures such a beautiful moment...evokes so much feeling!

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    terrah, Sun, 16 Nov 2008 13:50:29 UTC.

    Romantic. Classical and inspiring.

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    Account Removed, Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:44:18 UTC.

    OMG I would love to have this picture in my office framed... my fiance would love it too....

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    Bridge_4_the_People, Wed, 28 Jan 2009 06:20:08 UTC.

    I have seen this picture everywhere....card, cover pages, calender, bags, etc.
    Never knew she was Nurse.... :-)

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    nursingfamily, Sun, 01 Feb 2009 06:05:57 UTC.


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    chellbeam, Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:54:26 UTC.

    I love this pic. I can't describe it any better.

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    astorganadia, Sun, 08 Mar 2009 04:27:24 UTC.

    i had seen this on t.v., and the actual nurse was describing that day when she was kissed by a sailor, it was undescribable

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    nurse33, Fri, 13 Mar 2009 04:34:16 UTC.

    Nice photo,I always wondered if they new each other!

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    padkin, Thu, 14 May 2009 22:54:09 UTC.

    I love this photo- how romantic. I collect black and whiotes and i think I'll have to add this to my collection

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    Nurse_Thomas, Tue, 16 Jun 2009 06:21:01 UTC.

    Very cute!

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    Account Removed, Sun, 21 Jun 2009 18:58:08 UTC.

    This poster says it all. It makes the things that we FIGHT for and SACRIFICE our lives for seem to make it all well worth it in the end. If its coming home to your husband at night and his kiss makes everything feel right, or the smile on a child's tearful face can bring you all the joy in the world, or just the simplicity of a stranger's gesture with the look of complete appreciation in his eyes when he says "Thank you. I thank God for people just like you." I know that all the battles in life are worth every minute, even if the battle isn't mine.

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    Carriekickass, Mon, 01 Mar 2010 17:44:10 UTC.

    Love this classic photo!

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    vg5157, Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:23:26 UTC.

    The sailor's name is Glenn McDuffie (85) still alive ,and the nurse was Edith Shain ,saddly she die this past July at the age of 91,there was a controversy about the sailor identity ,some others claiming be the guy in the picture ,but after research the guy was McDuffie ,just to share with you guys.

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    Lizzzy, Thu, 06 Jan 2011 16:30:39 UTC.

    This picture captures the happiness of the world back in those days! That kiss was a symbol of the American Spirit (and probably the main reason for the explosion of "the boomer" generation!) says, "I don't know you, nor you me, but we are together, unanamously, experiencing history in all of it's greatness...

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    ccolburn, Fri, 25 Feb 2011 02:22:01 UTC.

    This 1 I remember when I was a kid I do not have it but I love it!

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    drtomconrad, Mon, 04 Apr 2011 00:52:48 UTC.

    I was a sailor and a nurse. Does that mean that I get the same effect by kissing myself. Probably not.

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    vickiw, Fri, 22 Jul 2011 08:26:44 UTC.


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