Nurse in Eisenstaedt's Iconic Photo Dies at 91

Alfred Eisenstaedt, V-J Day, Times Square, New York, silver print, 1945. Sold for $13,200 on December 7, 2004. 

While over the years, three different women have claimed to be the nurse in Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic V-J Day, Times Square, New York photograph, the woman whom the photographer believed to be the woman embraced by an American sailor, Edith Shain, has passed away. On December 7, 2004, Swann sold a copy of this famous photograph, with Shain's signature and an inscription from her. It brought $13,200.  

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