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Alfred Eisenstaedt Soldier hugging his wife goodbye at Penn Station before he leaves for war. New York, 1944

inthatinstantwewerealive:    woah this is awesome. “My great-grandparents will be married 70 years next month. Here’s the two of them on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in 1945 “

“My great-grandparents will be married 70 years next month. Here’s the two of them on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in 1945 “

I've always loved this image. The power and compassion to help a child outweighed a soldier's duty. He probably risked his life for this.

42 emocionantes momentos en que la compasión humana venció a la violencia

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

Black and white

Jean Moore Kneels And Kisses Her Fiancé, Wheelchair-Bound World War II Veteran Ralph Neppel, 1945

A girl daydreaming during class, Florida, March 1947. Photo by Allan Grant.

Student daydreaming during class. Photograph by Allan Grant. Hardly a sycophantic “celebrity photographer,” Grant was perfectly aware of his own skills as a photographer, and a newsman.

Army Wife

Moody Monday: A vintage Christmas

Welcome Home, November These women were true heros!No phone calls, no email, no video chat, weeks or months between letters and no idea when their soldier would be home.

1945 "At the local movie theater, boys have a very difficult time finding a place to put their long legs.” Life

wehadfacesthen: Photo by Nina Leen - The local movie theater, boys have a very difficult time finding a place to put their long legs. Des Moines, June 1945 via thereisnoforgetting

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Photography : Alfred Eisenstaedt 1943 New York City Clock at Pennsylvania Station

Please mr. Motorist, watch out for me?

Vintage Prints & Photography - Please Mr. Motorist Watch Out For Me? Mom placing a sign on her son's back. The first Helicopter Mom?

My favorite photo of all time. A copy was given to me from David on our first anniversary! Guess I'm just a sucker for kissing a sailor!

"the kiss, was it spontaneous or was it staged?"the kiss was completely spontaneous. he said the nurse was 'the bee's knees' and he was absolutely in love with her. the kiss was a symbol of true love and joy that the war was over." -Letters to Juliet

World War II Pin-up Girl, Margie Stewart’s career as a World War II pin-up girl took off in the mid-1940s after she appeared in her first movie, “Bombardier

historicaltimes: “ World War II Pin-up Girl, Margie Stewart’s career as a World War II pin-up girl took off in the after she appeared in her first movie, “Bombardier.

The 50 Most Romantic Things That Ever Happened

The 50 Most Romantic Things That Ever Happened