A Mother’s Love Can’t Be Matched

Updated on May 07, 2021. Originally added on May 11, 2018 by Kathy Pinna
It's the most difficult job in the world - and the most rewarding! If you're a parent (or a child), you know what that means: nothing compares to a mother's love for her children. It's fierce.

This collection of vintage photos from the last 125+ years remind us all of the love between every mother and child. There is so much that we can celebrate about the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who have been in our lives and these photos remind us of how much we've been blessed by these women. If they're still with you, honor them. If they're not, honor their memory.

Did you know? Mother's Day became a U.S. holiday in 1914 but we're sure you'll agree that - if you’ve ever been a mother or had a mother (and that's all of us) - every day should be mother's day. Mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers - they all love us unconditionally, take care of us, and support us through every stage of our life.

Elizabeth "Betty" West (Hauck)

She has a 4 month old and she's managed to shower and dress up? We're impressed!

Like a little koala - Clinging love in 1894

Albertie & Hazel Zabriskie

It looks like this little girl adored her Mom.

Mothers (& mothers to be) in the 1950's

Mary Ann Tasker, Connie D'Albert, Joyce Kroetch

Four generations of women - the first born in Wales, the 2nd born in England, the 3rd born in Seattle, and the 4th generation born in California.


Moms can be stylish

The Bouvier Ladies

Lee (Bouvier) Radziwill, Janet (Lee) Bouvier, and Jackie (Bouvier) Kennedy. 1940s

Like mother, like daughters - in the 1920s

Marjorie Holmes

Can't you just tell that they're related?

Fashionable family!

Vena and Fern Jordan, 1924

The daughter's hat is a real standout!

So precious in 1925

Madeline (Hill) and Richard Gifford Willis

You can tell it's the 1920's from the Marcel or finger wave.


Proud Mom & daughter in the 1910's

Annie (Jacobs) Doss

Over 100 years old, this photo looks like it was taken yesterday.

Beautiful photo reminds us of Madonna of Bruges

Dorothy Ferguson Kroetch with Baby Elaine Kroetch

Her firstborn

The two yr old (the blurry one) looks like she's a handful!

Florence Gabrielle Wilton

1916 Canada

And then they're grown . . . sigh

Thomas, James, & Catherine Monaghan

But we're still Mom


Oh, boy - FOUR sons!

Bet this was one busy Mom
Hannah Mary Walters Stevenson


Proud Grandma

Ella Schubert Schmidt & family

Grandma was born in 1841 - the stories she could have told. IF they'd known to ask.

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