Photo of the Day

Japanese women with cherry blossoms
December 3, 2012

Women With Cherry Blossoms, Japan

This Month in Photo of the Day: Vintage National Geographic Photographs

In a tinted black-and-white photograph dating to around the 1910s, women pose with cherry blossoms in Japan.

Photographer Eliza Scidmore served as the National Geographic Society's first female writer and board member and played a pivotal role in bringing the now beloved cherry trees to Washington, D.C.'s Potomac Park and Tidal Basin.

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Photograph by Eliza R. Scidmore
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