History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

01 June, 2011

Farewells

Beautiful and sad. (you may want to get the tissues if you're anything like me). A series of photographs by Alfred Eisenstaedt (see Kissing the War Away) portraying the kisses and tears of a goodbye between soldiers and their sweethearts after a brief leave in 1944, at Penn Station, New York City. 

From the LIFE archives. 

































































3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very touching and emotional photos. The heartbreak of leaving for war. It never gets easier.

Likestoeat.tumblr.com said...

Beautiful.

Amanda M. said...

I adore Alfred Eisenstaedt. Wonderful photographs!

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