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This Big Bertha Original™, LIFE® Collection Cushion, would make a fantastic new addition to your home.
Made with a soft faux suede material, this collector’s edition LIFE cushion features a print on one side and a charcoal suede finish on the back. Inside it includes a generously filled sprung fibre cushion designed to keep its life for longer.
This LIFE collection cushion is expected to run for a limited time only and is sure to create a strong talking point whether used on your sofa, armchair or bed. This cushion would also make an incredible and truly memorable gift for a birthday, anniversary or wedding.
*The stated measurements are approximate.
Full Title: V-J Day in Times Square or “The Kiss”
Date: 14 August 1945
Event: VJ Day celebrations in Times Square 1945
Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt
Story behind the Image:
V-J Day in Times Square is a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrays an American sailor kissing a woman in a white dress on Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) in Times Square, New York, on August 14, 1945.
The photograph, taken with a Leica IIIa camera, was published a week later in LIFE magazine among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section titled Victory Celebrations. It became a cultural icon overnight and is the world’s most famous photograph.
Below is the story from the photographer explaining how this most iconic of images was captured:
“I was walking through the crowds on V-J Day, looking for pictures. I noticed a sailor coming my way. He was grabbing every female he could find and kissing them all — young girls and old ladies alike. Then I noticed the nurse, standing in that enormous crowd. I focused on her, and just as I'd hoped, the sailor came along, grabbed the nurse, and bent down to kiss her. Now if this girl hadn't been a nurse, if she'd been dressed dark clothes, I wouldn't have had a picture. The contrast between her white dress and the sailor's dark uniform gives the photograph its extra impact.”
Big Bertha Original™ & Time Inc have teamed up to bring you a collection of LIFE® bean bags & dog beds.
LIFE magazine was published almost every year between 1936 & 2007 and includes an archive of some of the most iconic images of the past century. The collection includes iconic photographs of major twentieth century historical figures such as the Kennedy's and Winston Churchill, historic moments like the moon landing and the Ali-Frasier fight, and incredible images of the world around us, ranging from shots taken in outer space to the world’s natural wonders.
Big Bertha Original™ are one of Europe’s most established bean bag & comfort brands, with design, development & manufacturing taking place primarily in Lancashire England.