National Geographic : 1931 Nov
© Underwood and Underwood ROYALTY OF OLD NIPPON BENEATH JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOMS ABOUT THE TIDAL BASIN Second and third from the right, the Japanese Ambassador and Madame Debuchi; fifth and sixth, respectively, Prince and Princess Takamatsu, on the occasion of their American visit in April, 1931. Photograph by Orren R.Louden A TREE SURGEON TREATS ONE OFTHE OLD TREES IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE This historic plaza beforethe White House was inturn aswamp, acow pasture, and an apple orchard. For atime itwas also known asthe"Park of the Presidents." The Kosciuszko statue inthebackground.