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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.

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The annual Mother's Day ceremony program from 1912. Pictured is the white carnation, the official flower of Mother's Day.

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This 1918 program depicts the importance of motherhood during wartime. Created during World War I this program emphasizes the role of mother's as compassionate caregivers to men sent off to war.

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This program used in 1919 at the celebration of Mother's day at the International Mother's Day Shrine. Depicting Uncle Sam clutching a white carnation the official flower of Mother's Day, this program appropriately showcases the time period of World…

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A portrait of Ann Reeves Jarvis, mother of Anna Jarvis, the inspiration behind Mother's Day is showcased on the 1925 program for the service.

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This program cover is for 1925 Mother's Day ceremony at the International Mother's Day Shrine. Depicted is a seated mother with two soldiers one army and one navy standing on either side. This program highlights the importance of motherhood during…

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This program commemorates the 1928 observance of Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. A portrait of Anna Jarvis the founder of Mother's Day is portrayed on the cover. Anna's love and respect for her own mother Ann Marie Jarvis inspired her…

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This program commemorates the 1932 celebration of Mother's Day at the International Mother's Day Shrine. Anna Jarvis is shown in the center of the program, honoring her dedication to the creation of Mother's Day.

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This program for the 1937 Mother's Day service at the International Mother's Day Shrine depicts the St. Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church. This church was the site of the first official Mother's Day celebration in 1908, and in 1962 was incorporated…
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