Edith Shain who appeared in the iconic photo at the end of WWII and then taught kindergarten in LA has died at the age of 91.
Life magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped the photo which became one of the most famous pictures of the WW II era. Eisenstaedt, however, never got the names of the people in the photo.
The young nurse’s identity was a mystery until the 1970′s when Shain wrote the photographer and said she was the nurse in the photo taken on August 14, 1945, while she was working at the Doctor’s Hospital in New York City. The sailor’s identity is still unknown.
Rest in peace.
UPDATE: Soldier’s name is Glenn McDuffie.