“The war is over!” read the headline under this Edward W. Rothe ’48 photo of the bonfire built on campus on V-J night in 1945. Rothe, a student photographer during World War II and founder of the Princeton Photo Agency, recently provided his original print to PAW, which published it in the Sept. 28, 1945, issue. According to the photo caption, the bonfire built “around the cannon” climaxed the day’s celebration while “relays of undergraduates, faculty, and townspeople tolled the Nassau Hall bell for nearly four hours.” Can any PAW readers remember participating in this event?
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