Crowds in Times Square Celebrate V-J Day

Crowds in Times Square Celebrate V-J Day on August 14, 1945 following announcement of Japan's acceptance of Postdam Declaration of unconditional surrender. A crowd of 750,000 people, buzzing with hope and excitement, had gathered in Times Square, eyes fixed on the Times Tower. At 7:03pm, the words finally blazed across the news zipper: “OFFICIAL – TRUMAN ANNOUNCES JAPANESE SURRENDER.” Times Square exploded in a collective cry of joy and relief. By 10pm, the crowd had swelled to more than 2 million, as New Yorkers flooded the Square. Dancing and celebrations went on into the night. Note mockup of Statue of Liberty and below that an effigy of the Iwo Jima Flag raising.
Caption Written By: 
Jason McDonald
Date Photographed: 
Tuesday, August 14, 1945
New York
New York
United States