Times Square kiss Alfred Eisenstaedt. Seward Johnson's sculpture "Unconditional Surrender", a 26-foot-tall statue of a sailor kissing a nurse on 44th Street and Broadway NYC, is a recreation of the Life Magazine photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that became a symbol of the celebration of the end of World War II.
The event was sponsored by the Times Square Alliance as part of the "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive!" campaign.
Edith Shain, the nurse depicted in the photograph, died in June 2010 at age 91 at her home in Los Angeles. She leaves behind three sons, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The identity of the sailor remains disputed and unresolved, although a man named Carl Muscarello has claimed it was him.
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