Vintage Photos Celebrate Mothers Around the World

The timeless, endless love of mothers is touchingly captured by this century of photos.

Published 10 May 2018, 23:47 BST, Updated 5 Nov 2020, 06:04 GMT

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.

These photos show the ways different mothers around the world have supported children—their own, their neighbours', and even those of strangers—through the ages.

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