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Mrs. Anna Jarvis and daughter Anna Jarvis
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Black and White image of Mrs. Anna Jarvis and her daughter Anna Jarvis

Credit: Courtesy Library of Congress

Anna Jarvis founded Mother's Day in honor of her mother, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, who had organized several "Mothers Day Work Clubs" in the 1850s to improve the poor sanitation and health conditions in her rural county.

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