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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 the…

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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.

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

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

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

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Portrait of Mary Towels Sassen.

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This is an article in a 1956 issue of Brazilian newspaper A Gazeta that depicts a mother and her child and is titled "Dia das Mães" or "Mother's Day."

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This is a photocopy of a newspaper article from a French newspaper from the town of Artas in the Isère department in southeastern France. The title of the article is "La fête des mères, d'Artas aux USA - La fête des mères par-delà les mers,"…

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This is a program from the first observance of Mother's Day in 1908 at the Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Anna Jarvis created this commemorative event to honor her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, following her death in 1905,…

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Ann Reeves Jarvis, mother of Anna Jarvis, is pictured on the font of this 1911 ceremonial program. "In Honor the Best Mother Who Ever Lives - Your Mother" was the official motto for years Mother's Day event.