Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me #2: Vintage Kisses

Following on from my post about on-screen couples of the Golden Age of Cinema, I couldn’t resist looking around for some real life romance. These photos were all taken during between the 1910s and 1970s and are less glamorous but far more sincere!

Without reading the captions, can you tell which of these photos is the fake kiss amongst all the genuine ones?

A welcome home kiss, 1919
A wounded soldier receives an affectionate welcome home in Sydney Australia, 1919.

Beth Brown and Marine Corporal Travis Taylor kissing goodbye at the train depot in Tallahassee, Florida
Beth Brown and Marine Corporal Travis Taylor kissing goodbye at the train depot in Tallahassee, Florida 1960
New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square., 08/14/1945
New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square., 08/14/1945
Soldier's goodbye & Bobbie the cat, ca. 1939-ca. 1945 / by Sam Hood
Soldier’s goodbye & Bobbie the cat, ca. 1939-ca. 1945 by Sam Hood
Arrival of Coronation Contingent, Sydney, 30/6/1937, by Sam Hood
Light Horseman returned by sea from London. Sydney 1937
Western Suburbs Rugby League Football Club players leave for New Zealand, 19 September 1934 / Sam Hood
Western Suburbs Rugby League Football Club players leave for New Zealand, 19 September 1934 / Sam Hood
"While Parents Sleep", 20 October 1943 / Sam Hood
“While parents sleep” is the name of a play. This photograph is a still from the 1943 stage production .
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Kissing on a picnic, Denmark c.1930s
Teenage Couple Embrace on the Bank of the Frio Canyon River near Leakey, Texas, and San Antonio 05/1973
Teenage Couple Embrace on the Bank of the Frio Canyon River near Leakey, Texas, and San Antonio 05/1973
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Photo from the album of E.G. Rowell and E.G. Rowell, Jr. Rowell senior served in the Army Air Corp in World War One and then became very involved in gliding in the Southern California Area. Rowell jr. served in the Navy during the Second World War.

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2 thoughts on “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me #2: Vintage Kisses

    1. Ah well, I suppose it could have been a real kiss, but I figure the photo of the actors from the 1943 stage play are stage kissing. Not only are they acting (presumably) but it just doesn’t have the intensity of the other photos I think!

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