V-J Day: “Everybody’s Happy in Times Square”


Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (15627.1993)


Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (2095.1993)


Weegee, Everybody’s Happy, New York, August 14, 1945 (15648.1993)


Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in Times Square, New York], August 14, 1945 (15624.1993)


Weegee, Little Bobby De Marco, age 7 months, at Second Ave. and 9th St., East Side, Tuesday night, after 7 PM, August 14, 1945 (15670.1993)

On Tuesday, August 14th, 1945, the news of Japan’s surrender reached New York and President Harry Truman announced Japan’s acceptance of the terms of the Potsdam Declaration during a 7 PM nationwide broadcast. Weegee (1899-1968) extensively photographed the exuberant celebrations in the Lower East Side, Little Italy, Chinatown, and Times Square, 74 years ago today, that marked the end of the Second World War.


Weegee, [Celebrating the end of World War Two in New York], August 1945 (15615.1993)

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