A Chinese mother and her child wear traditional clothing from the Manchurian region of China.
Vintage photos celebrate mothers around the world
For Mother's Day, see how moms have cared for their children for the last 100 years.
Balancing an infant on her hip. Cradling one child while holding the hand of another. Caring for a baby while finishing her work.
The mothers in these vintage images strike familiar poses that span the globe and cross cultural and geographic barriers. Their clothing and hairstyles may differ, but their actions are similar, showing that a mother's love is universal.
"For Jarvis it was a day where you'd go home to spend time with your mother and thank her for all that she did," historian Katharine Antolini of West Virginia Wesleyan College told National Geographic in 2014. "It wasn't to celebrate all mothers. It was to celebrate the best mother you've ever known—your mother—as a son or a daughter."
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