27 Awesome Vintage Photos of Moms
May 12, 2013 - 11:00am
Today, while you celebrate your mom, take a look back at mothers through the ages. All photos and captions via Getty Images.
1. January 1860: A mother and children in the parlor.
2. 1876: A mother with her adolescent daughter.
3. 1885: A young couple take the opportunity to have a cuddle while mother is asleep over her paper.
4. 1890: Collecting peat in the Killarney countryside, County Kerry, a barefooted mother carries a basket on her back while her young children sit at her feet.
5. 1900: American native mother of the Hopi tribe with a child on her back.
6. 1900: A mother gives her daughter a drink at the bar of a public house, while the baby sleeps in a pram beside her.
7. 1910: A child sits quietly as his mother knits Shetland wool into jumpers.
8. 1910: A mother walks with her baby and holds the new Sturgis baby carriage which can be folded up and carried.
9. 1911: A child plays in the sand with her spade, whilst her mother and aunt look on, at a riverside spot in Fulham, London.
10. 1920: Motor meeting at Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey. Competitor Ivy Cummings and her mother in their racing car.
11. 1925: A woman keeps a firm grip on a rope tied around her daughter's waist during a cliff-top walk.
12. 1925: A Palestinian mother in typical dress holding her child.
13. 1926: A mother gets all the exercise she needs pushing her pram and cycling at the same time and the baby gets a taste for speed at an early age.
14. 1930: A mother enjoying a tea party with her young daughter.
15. 1930: A Japanese mother fans her baby who is lying on a cushion on the floor.
16. 1932: A small girl in a push chair modelled on a horse-drawn carriage, out for a stroll in Hyde Park, London, with her mother and a Great Dane.
17. 1935: Mother and daughter sunbathing in similar knitted costumes.
18. 1935: A mother towing her children to school at Burrowbridge near Bridgewater during severe flooding.
19. March 1936: June Bishop (left) who is three, seen with her mother who owns a pet shop in Alton, Hampshire. June takes her pet sheep out with her wherever she goes, rather like the nursery rhyme.
20. 1937: A mother fastening a notice reading 'Please Mr Motorist, watch out for me', onto her son's back before he sets out on a trial bicycle ride.
21. 1940: A mother and her baby ready for evacuation from London, under a London County Council Scheme. The mother is carrying a gas mask designed especially for babies.
22. 1950: Mother and child looking at the monkey cage at a zoo in Puerto Rico.
23. 1950: A baby girl and her mother play with a harmless Indigo snake at a serpentarium.
24. 1953: A woman seeing her new born baby whilst lying inside an iron lung as part of her treatment for Polio.
25. 1960: Proud mother Liu Wan-Fu of Tientsin or Tianjin in China displays her 6-month-old quadruplets, a girl and three boys.