|You must remember this....|
Since then the image has been reproduced, re-staged, reenacted, and remembered in a multitude of ways. It's been investigated too.
On the 70th anniversary of the famous photograph, let's remember that Mr. Eisenstaedt also took time to celebrate the surrender of Japan, and the end of World War II, by doing a little kissing himself.
|Alfred to Kissee: "Do You Leica This?"|
The setting for "the kiss" was his stomping grounds. Each day he walked from his home to his office at the Avenue of the Americas and 51st Street. On the day that the surrender of Japan was announced, Eisenstaedt was at the epicenter of the city's celebrations, taking photographs, and even doing a little celebrating himself.