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Mar 8, 2018

Here Are The Most Beautiful Photos Of Motherhood Over The Past 100 Years

A century of motherhood in pictures.


1900

Edward S. Curtis / Getty Images

A mother from the Hopi tribe with her child on her back.

1910

Keystone / Getty Images

A mother tends to her children in a Romany encampment.


1928

H. Guttmann / Getty Images

A mother and her child of the Bantu Tribe in South Africa.

1935

Martin / Getty Images

A mom pulls her kids to school through floodwaters in England.

1940

Fox Photos / Getty Images

A mom, with a gas mask for her baby, gets ready to evacuate London during WWII.

1950

Three Lions / Getty Images

A mom brushes her daughter’s hair in Fiji.

1957

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A mom breastfeeds her baby in Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip.

1963

Keystone / Getty Images

This is 25-year-old Mary Brooks in Liverpool, England with her nine children, including twins and triplets.

1968

Keystone / Getty Images

Mothers and fathers take prenatal classes at a British hospital during a time when fathers were first starting to take part in their child’s birth.

1968

Express Newspapers / Getty Images

A mother kissing her newborn baby (location unknown).

1970

Evening Standard / Getty Images

A mom plays with her baby during a London music festival.

1970

Hulton Archive / Getty Images

A new mom and dad look on as their newborn baby has its umbilical cord cut in an American hospital.

1985

Joel Robine / AFP / Getty Images

A mom and her children wait for food and medical care at a refugee camp near Korem in Northern Ethiopia.

1989

Patrick Hertzog / AFP / Getty Images

An East German mother and her two children hold pieces of the Berlin Wall at the crossing point into the West.

1999

Eric Feferberg / AFP / Getty Images

An ethnic Albanian mother cradles her baby in Lapusnik, Kosovo two days after returning from a refugee camp in Albania where she lived for three months with her children.

2002

Natalie Behring / Getty Images

An Afghan mom is examined in the maternity ward of a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.

2002

Georges Gobet / AFP / Getty Images

A mother and her daughter flee fighting in the western Ivory Coast town of Man.

2008

Jay Directo / AFP / Getty Images

A pregnant mother hears her child’s beating heart in Manila, Philippines.

2013

Hoang Dinh Nam / AFP / Getty Images

A mom with her 8-year-old limbless daughter at Mỹ Đình National Stadium in Từ Liêm District‎, ‎Hanoi, Vietnam.

2017

Manjunath Kiran / AFP / Getty Images

An Indian mother takes a selfie with her child dressed as the Hindu deity Krishna in Bangalore, India.

2017

Yuri Cortez / AFP / Getty Images

Mothers breastfeed their children during the "Big Latch On" breastfeeding festival held at the Bonatic Garden of the Chapultepec Park in Mexico City.


2018

Stefanie Glinski / AFP / Getty Images

South Sudanese midwives deliver a baby at the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan.

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