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Crowds Celebrate V-J Day in Times Square

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View of Times Square looking north to Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Hundreds of thousands of people gather in Times Square to wait for news of the Japanese surrender. Note line of film camera trucks in a line in the center of the photo; statue of Iwo Jima flag raisers; film camera in lower left. The marquee for the Hotel Astor had an NBC television crew shooting live video from it. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of photographers circulated around the crowd. The euphoria of the victory over Japan led to partying long into the night.
Image Filename wwii1139.jpg
Image Size 1.57 MB
Image Dimensions 2917 x 2314
Photographer Kenny, Reg
Photographer Title Sergeant, United States Army Signal Corps
Caption Author Jason McDonald
Date Photographed August 14, 1945
Location Times Square
City New York City
State or Province New York
Country United States
Archive National Archives and Records Administration
Record Number
Status Caption ©2007, ©2024 MFA Productions LLC
Image in the Public Domain

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