In 1912, an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees was bestowed on Washington, DC by Tokyo, Japan. Rooted strongly and surviving outside elements, the trees have withstood the test of timeI still don't know if my daughter will get to (or has already) participated in any of the cherry blossom festivities. But here are some vintage Washington DC cherry blossom ads that will have to hold me over until I can hear about her trip.
April 13, 1959 Life Magazine
April 5, 1963 Life Magazine