Visitors, Foreign - Japan
Celebrities - Japan
Atomic bomb - Physiological effect
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) - History - Bombardment, 1945 - Health aspects
"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.
Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Gelatin silver print
Beamish, George, “Hiroshima Maidens,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed August 23, 2017, http://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/651.