Postcard of Japanese Cherry Blossoms on Riverside Drive

ID: SIA2013-06675 (front) and SIA2013-06676 (back)

Creator: B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1934

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 29

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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.

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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

Date

1934

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Topic

  • Postcard
  • Trees
  • Flowers
  • National monuments
  • Cherry blossoms
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)

Place

  • Potomac River
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
  • Japan
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-06675 (front) and SIA2013-06676 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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