Victory over Japan Day is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was a photographer of LIFE magazine in 1945. He made it his mission “to find and catch the storytelling moment.”
As he searched for subjects in times square, a sailor in front of him grabbed hold of a nurse, tilted her back and kissed her. Eisenstaedt’s photograph of that passionate swoop distilled the relief and promise of that momentous day in a single moment of unbridled joy (although some argue today that it should be seen as a case of sexual assault). His beautiful image has become the most famous and frequently reproduced picture of the 20th century, and it forms the basis of our collective memory of that transformative moment in world history.
✨ 1945 VJ Day poster Trivia:
Germans stated at the time that the Japanese were wise enough to—unlike themselves—give up in a hopeless situation, and were grateful that the atomic bomb was not ready in time to be used against them.
POSTER & SHIPPING INFORMATION:
This listing is for posters of various sizes, medium 8 x 10 inches, large 16 x 20, and super sized at 30 x 40 inches. Choose your size :-).
They are perfect for framing and are print quality.
We also do many other posters, calendars, prints and wall art. Check out the listings in our shop. If what you want isn't there let us know and we'll do our
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This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful print possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and mostly 300 dpi.
This is a reprint, printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.
The poster would look great on your wall, or as a present, also great for framing.
★ Size of poster is 8 x 10, 16 x 20, or 30 x 40. Please choose your size.
★ Beautiful prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS.
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Giant sized 30 x 40, large VJ Day Kissing Sailor poster 16 x 20, or just medium 8 x 10 inches
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.
It comes carefully packed, rolled in a cardboard fitted tube for posters above 8 x 12 (A4) size, and flat sturdy cardboard packaging for anything below A4 size.