A moment of silence is being felt around Sarasota, for a statue that brings joy and elation from the thousands upon hundred of thousands that have posed with, around or near the 26-foot monument to a wonderful moment in time. The famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt became synonomous with “unconditional surrender” of World War II.
The moment of silence, isn’t for the statue, but for the nurse in the picture, immortalized in the statue by Marina Jack’s. Her name is Edith Shain, and her family reports that she has passed away at the age of 91. She came forward in 1970, claiming to be the white-clad nurse in the 1945 photograph taken in Times Square!
Here is the story from MSN, below…
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.
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