Mother's Day Founder Anna M. Jarvis, circa 1935.
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Portrait of Anna M. Jarvis.

Credit: Image donated by Corbis-Bettmann

After her mother's death in 1905 Anna Jarvis formulated the idea for a "Mother's Day Movement," which culminated in 1914 with a congressional resolution and presidential proclamation declaring a national Mother's Day, celebrated on May 9th.

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