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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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On April 6, 1896, the first Olympics of the modern era was held in Athens, Greece. The Opening History aggregation includes two digital collections focusing on recent 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah — Governor’s Olympic Photograph Collection and Olympic Legacy Collection, and a number of items related to earlier Olympic Games (e.g., 1924 Paris Olympics, 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, 1936 Berlin Olympics, 1932 and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, 1996 Atlanta Olympics, etc.) in several other collections.

Shot putter Herman Brix, Univ.of Washington, ca.1928

Shot putter Herman Brix, Univ.of Washington, ca.1928

For example, this photograph pictures an athlete from University of Washington — an 1928 Amsterdam Olympics silver medalist shot putter Herman Brix , who later went on to a successful movie career as Bruce Bennett and became well-known for his Tarzan roles. Photograph courtesy of University of Washington Campus Photograph Collection , part of a larger King County Snapshots collection (more information from Opening History).

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