Mrs. Linn with her three sons at 22 Marsilly Street, 1910
San Francisco Public Library is honoring mothers inside online and on the exterior of the Main Library. The International Museum of Women's Making Mothers Visible project is now on the outside walls of the Main Library. Come visit the Civic Center to experience this amazing global art project, MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe. In honor of all mothers, here are some favorite finds of twentieth century San Francisco mothers and their children from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection.
|Mother Anita Nunan with five of her ten children, 1925|
|Baby Nobu Mihara with his mother at Children's Hospital,1931|
|Mrs. Hascell with her 6 month old baby girl Mary at Crystal Palace Market, 1953|
|Blanche Brown, wife of Willie Brown, posing with their children, 1964|
|Childbirth is Ecstasy Collection, 1971, Photographer Stephen Walzer|
|Lashonta and her daughter Tweetie, 1998|
|Mothers and their child on wedding day, February 14, 2004, City Hall|
Photographs are from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection's Shades of San Francisco, San Francisco History Subject Collection and Childbirth is Ecstasy Collection.