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Photos: A Century Of L.A. Moms

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Sakae and her children Masafumi (in background), and Ken Fujimoto with ducks at Lincoln Park, 1954. (Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection)
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Formal portraits and snapshots, mothers in motion and mothers in repose, from all walks of life and corners of the city—in honor of Mother's Day, we've foregone the brunch roundup and dusted through the archives for a century's worth of images of Los Angeles moms. Cycle through a hundred years of our city's history in mothers and moments, from Chavez Ravine to a Black Panther Party office, and in living rooms and backyards from Inglewood to Van Nuys.

Imagine the endless untold stories lurking in each frame, and then please call your mom!