Sepia Saturday

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I usually follow the visual Sepia Saturday prompt but this weekend, I’ve decided to go with a Mother’s Day theme. Hats of to these wonderful women.

You can see more vintage images by clicking here.

Bedtime story, circa 1897

(ca. 1897) “And then the fairies went to bed”. , ca. 1897. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

Asbury, NJ

Underwood & Underwood. (1901) Little Mothers’ Day – doll parade at Asbury Park, N.J. New Jersey Asbury Park, 1901. [New York ; London ; Toronto-Canada ; Ottawa-Kansas: Underwood & Underwood, Publishers] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

“Mother-in-law adjusting family difficulties”

I wish I knew what the family difficulties were and how the mother-in-law was adjusting them.

(1889) Mother-in-law adjusting family difficulties / Melander, photographer, 208 E. Ohio St., Chicago. , 1889. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

France, 1898

Littleton View Co. (1898) Peasants of the Riviera, South France. Riviera France, 1898. Littleton, N.H.: Littleton View Co. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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9 Responses to Sepia Saturday

  1. smkelly8 says:

    Reblogged this on Meet Cute and commented:

    Some nostalgic images of motherhood.


  2. kathyfumc says:

    I’m curious about those family difficulties too! Almost looks like the mother-in-law is tying his hands with a scarf, but hard to say.

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  3. mollyscanopy says:

    What a great collection of photos celebrating Mother’s Day. My favorite is the doll parade with what appears to be its own red carpet. But I also wonder about that mother-in-law dispute resolution photo 🙂

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  4. La Nightingail says:

    A good selection of Mother’s Day photos. I’m not sure, but it looks like the poor son/son-in-law is trying to prevent mayhem between the two mothers? “Now Mom–” he seems to be pleading, “let’s be calm about this little difference of opinion.” 🙂

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  5. Wendy says:

    I remember looking at pictures in my great-grandmother’s stereoscope. I wonder what became of it after she died.

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