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  • Collection: History of the International Mother's Day Shrine

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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.

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…

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

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

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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.

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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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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.

This is a proclamation from the state of Oklahoma recognizing Mother's Day on the second Sunday in the month of May.
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