Women With Cherry Blossoms, Japan

Photograph by Eliza R. Scidmore

In a tinted black-and-white photograph dating to 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.