Effects of the earthquake wave at Kamaishi, Japan, June 15, 1896. Published in the Sept. 1896 issue of National Geographic magazine. (Photo: Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore)
Author Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore wrote an article about a powerful earthquake and devastating tsunami the hit the northeast coast of Japan. This great tragedy, however, happened in 1896. Anchor Lisa Mullins has more.
Other Photos from Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore
In Japan one sees thousands of these bright-faced flower-kimonoed little children among the blossoms of the garden, and feels that they live the spirit of their clothes and of the flowers. (Photo: Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore)
The evening shadows deepen as a worker in the rice fields wends his way homeward after a strenuous day. He must work throughout his life for the bare boon of existence, for his "hire" is but a pittance.(Photo: Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore)