History of the International Mother's Day Shrine

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History of the International Mother's Day Shrine

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This collection contains items that are currently on display at the International Mother's Day Shrine, documents that pertain to the history of the structure or the site, as well as photos of Ann Reeves Jarvis and Anna Jarvis.

Items in the History of the International Mother's Day Shrine Collection

Document on the History of Mother's Day and the International Mother's Day Shrine
This is a four page document on the history of Mother's Day and the International Mother's Day Shrine. This document is so interesting because it provides a comprehensive history of the holiday as well as the structure.

Interior of Upstairs Sanctuary
This is a historic photo of the upstairs sanctuary in the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church.

Historic Photograph of Anna Jarvis
This is a card mounted photograph of Anna Jarvis that is currently displayed at the International Mother's Day Shrine in Grafton, West Virginia.

Stained Glass Windows in Upstairs Sanctuary
This is a historic photo of the stained glass windows of the interior in the upstairs sanctuary of Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, this is where Mother's Day services are held every year on the second Sunday of May.

Postcard of the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church
This is a scan of a postcard of Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia.

Portrait of Anna Jarvis
This is a portrait of Anna Jarvis by E. R. Cole that currently hangs in the International Mother's Day Shrine.

Anna Jarvis - Original Button Design
This is a button design that Anna Jarvis used to try to encourage use of a less ephemeral symbol to commemorate Mother's Day; a button versus the popularized carnation. Although Anna valued the white carnation as a symbol, in her conflicts with theā€¦

Mary Towels Sassen
Portrait of Mary Towels Sassen.

Julia Ward Howe
Portrait of Julia Ward Howe, author of "Battle Hymn of the Republic."