Postcard of Japanese Cherry Blossoms on Riverside Drive

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary
Color postcard of Japanese cherry blossoms in full bloom on Riverside Drive in Washington, D.C. The Washington Monument is in the center background, and the Potomac River is in the right foreground. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a printed note: "These beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Trees which line Riverside Drive, Potomac Park, are a gift of the Japanese Government to the United States Government. In the Spring of the year they are a most beautiful sight and might suggest to the traveler a scene in old Nippon itself." The front of the postcard has a white border.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 29
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Postcard
National monuments
Flowers
Trees
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Cherry blossoms
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Author
Curt Teich & Co
B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC
Physical description
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
1934
Place
Washington (D.C.)
Japan
Potomac River
Type
Postcard
Linen
Standard number
SIA2013-06675 (front) and SIA2013-06676 (back)