Sunday, May 8, 2016

Celebrations: Mother's Day

Mother's Day as we know here in the United States is only a little over 100 years old, not becoming nationally celebrated until 1914.*

[Mother's Joy. New York, N. Currier, c1846. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.]

In the badly faded image below taken in about 1918 you can barely make out my maternal grandmother Anna Delilah Webb Slater (1891-1973) on the left, it's easier to see my mother Alta Mae Slater (1917-1986) and great grandmother Rufina Ellen Tomlinson Slater (1863-1943).

[Courtesy of Olive Slater-Kennedy]

The note was added by my grandmother. I'm not sure of the location of Camp Dix, but it certainly isn't the ones in Kentucky or New Jersey.

*You can read more about its history here.

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