27 Awesome Vintage Photos of Moms

Turns out leash kids aren't a new phenomenon.
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While you celebrate your mom, take a look back at mothers through the ages.

1. January 1860: A mother and children in the parlor.

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2. 1876: A mother with her adolescent daughter.

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3. 1885: A young couple take the opportunity to have a cuddle while mother is asleep over her paper.

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4. 1890: Collecting peat in the Killarney countryside, County Kerry, a barefooted mother carries a basket on her back while her young children sit at her feet.

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5. 1900: A Native American mother of the Hopi tribe with a child on her back.

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6. 1900: A mother gives her daughter a drink at the bar of a public house, while the baby sleeps in a pram beside her.

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7. 1910: A child sits quietly as his mother knits Shetland wool into jumpers.

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8. 1910: A mother walks with her baby and holds the new Sturgis baby carriage, which can be folded up and carried.

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9. 1911: A child plays in the sand with her spade, whilst her mother and aunt look on, at a riverside spot in Fulham, London.

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10. 1920: Motor meeting at Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey. Competitor Ivy Cummings and her mother in their racing car.

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11. 1925: A woman keeps a firm grip on a rope tied around her daughter's waist during a cliff-top walk.

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12. 1925: A Palestinian mother in typical dress holding her child.

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13. 1926: A mother gets all the exercise she needs pushing her pram and cycling at the same time and the baby gets a taste for speed at an early age.

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14. 1930: A mother enjoying a tea party with her young daughter.

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15. 1930: A mother fans her baby who is lying on a cushion on the floor.

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16. 1932: A small girl in a push chair modeled on a horse-drawn carriage, out for a stroll in Hyde Park, London, with her mother and a Great Dane.

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17. 1935: Mother and daughter sunbathing in similar knitted costumes.

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18. 1935: A mother towing her children to school at Burrowbridge near Bridgewater during severe flooding.

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19. March 1936: June Bishop (left) who is 3 years old, seen with her mother who owns a pet shop in Alton, Hampshire. June takes her pet sheep out with her wherever she goes, rather like the nursery rhyme.

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20. 1937: A mother fastening a notice reading "Please Mr Motorist, watch out for me," onto her son's back before he sets out on a trial bicycle ride.

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21. 1940: A mother and her baby ready for evacuation from London, under a London County Council Scheme. The mother is carrying a gas mask designed especially for babies.

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22. 1950: Mother and child looking at the monkey cage at a zoo in Puerto Rico.

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23. 1950: A baby girl and her mother play with a harmless Indigo snake at a serpentarium.

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24. 1953: A woman seeing her newborn baby while lying inside an iron lung as part of her treatment for Polio.

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25. 1960: Proud mother Liu Wan-Fu displays her 6-month-old quadruplets, a girl and three boys.

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26. 1963: Sixteen-year-old trainee chef Peter Maddox of Hollingworth, Cheshire, practices his hobby of fire-eating out of the window, as his mother and 9-month-old brother look on.

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27. 1970: Portrait of a mother sitting with her young girl.

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