|Title||Sailors kissing girls on V-J Day, Seattle, August 14, 1945 |
|Caption||Just after midnight on August 14, 1945, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer hit the streets with the news that the Japanese would accept the allied peace terms. Sirens blared, car horns honked, church bells rang and people danced in the streets to celebrate the end of World War II. The day of the victory over Japan came to be known as V-J Day. |
|Notes||Newspaper headlines include: Tokyo Radio Says: Japs Accpt Terms. Imperial Message on Surrender Announced. War Traders Anger Japs. Russians Drive on Main City of Manchuria. Canning Sugar Coupons Held Up. Ration Books Job Halted.|
Handwritten on negative: V-J Day 8-13-45 [sic].
Handwritten on sleeve: World War II - Seattle - V-J Day.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 15, 1945.
|Subjects||Sailors--Washington (State)--Seattle; Military personnel--Washington (State)--Seattle; Kissing--Washington (State)--Seattle; Newspapers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Victory celebrations--Washington (State)--Seattle; World War, 1939-1945 |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI28300 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in.; dichroic fog |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |