Postcard of Japanese Cherry Blossoms on Riverside Drive, by , 1934, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 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..