Hiroshima Maidens

Title

Hiroshima Maidens

Subject

Visitors, Foreign - Japan
Celebrities - Japan
Atomic bomb - Physiological effect
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) - History - Bombardment, 1945 - Health aspects

Description

"Hiroshima Maidens," a group of Japanese women in the U.S. to treat disfigurements from the atomic bombing, visit Colonial Williamsburg on October 18, 1956. By October of 1956 the women had completed most of the surgeries, and were preparing to return home. In this photograph, the 'Maidens' observe a Colonial Williamsburg interpreter in possibly the old Cabinetmakers shop. Their visit to Colonial Williamsburg was one of many tours of the nation during their 18 month stay.

Creator

Beamish, George

Date

1956-10-18

Date Created

1956-10-18

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

1956-GB-1576

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Original Format

Gelatin silver print

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Files

1956-GB-1576.jpg

Citation

Beamish, George, “Hiroshima Maidens,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 26, 2017, http://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/651.