vintage Mother’s Day goodness
(mostly) from the LIFE archives, c. 1910-49

Jane Birkin and Lou Doillon by Kate Barry

Jane Birkin and Lou Doillon by Kate Barry

Jimmy Stewart plays piano with his mom, 1945

Jimmy Stewart plays piano with his mom, 1945

Nena Von Schlebrügge by Norman Parkinsonfor Queen Magazine, 1960

Nena Von Schlebrügge by Norman Parkinson
for Queen Magazine, 1960

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, and Lou Doillonphotographer unknown 

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, and Lou Doillon
photographer unknown 

Isabella Rossellini and daughter, Elletra WiedemannMoscow, 1990 photographer unknown 

Isabella Rossellini and daughter, Elletra Wiedemann
Moscow, 1990 
photographer unknown 

Shirley Maclaine with her daughter Sachi, 1959photographer unknown 

Shirley Maclaine with her daughter Sachi, 1959
photographer unknown 

Brigitte Nielson and son, 1990photo by Alice Springs  

Brigitte Nielson and son, 1990
photo by Alice Springs  

Eric Clapton and his grandmother, Rosein Surrey, Englandphoto by John Olson, 1970

Eric Clapton and his grandmother, Rose
in Surrey, England
photo by John Olson, 1970

Helena Bonham Carter (and her mom)photo by David Chancellor

Helena Bonham Carter (and her mom)
photo by David Chancellor