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This year Mother’s Day falls on May 9th. This photograph, courtesy of Museum of History and Industry Images digital collection, part of King County Snapshots digital collection, was taken on Mother’s Day over 60 years ago. On May 14, 1944, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Seattle Photographic Society cosponsored the Mother’s Day Outdoor Portrait Gallery in Volunteer Park in Seattle, Washington. Fifty-three volunteer photographers snapped portraits of 1,091 mothers and their children to send to husbands, fathers and sons serving in World War II military units overseas. This photo shows some of the photographers and their subjects in Volunteer Park at a wartime Mother’s Day photo shoot.

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