80 year old Glenn McDuffie of Houston has been trying to prove he’s the man in this iconic Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph, taken on VJ Day 1945, for a while, 60+ years, to be exact. He’s finally got the proof he feels he needs, courtesy of Houston Police Department Forensic artist Lois Gibson. Click here to read the rest of the story.
So, the question on deck is – is it more romantic to know who the actual people are, or is the romance in the “everyone and anyone” mystery? Should that exuberant young man and surprised young woman be content to serve as stand-ins for the mood of all American men and women on that day?