A mystery solved

Lawrence Verria, an author of “The Kissing Sailor,” which details the search to identify the Rhode island sailor kissing a nurse in a 1945 Life Magazine photo, will share the story Sunday.
Posted 1/8/13
Event Date
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Event Location
ITU Hall, Museum of Work & Culture
42 South Main St.
Additional Info
Free and open to the
public. Lecture will
last approximately
one hour. For more
information, call
(401) 769-9675 or
visit the website.
Sunday, Jan. 13,
1:30 p.m.

Learn the story behind an iconic photo Sunday at Woonsocket’s Museum of Work & Culture. Lawrence Verria, a co-author of “The Kissing Sailor,” will share the details of the search for the identity of sailor George Mendonsa of Rhode Island who spontaneously kissed a nurse in Times Square in August 1945. A photo of the pair ran in Life Magazine after it was snapped by Alfred Eisentaedt shortly after news of Japan’s surrender in World War II was announced. “The Kissing Sailor,” the result of Verria’s and partner George Galdorisi’s research, details and solves the 67-year-old mystery.

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