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Long-Lost Photos Show Motherhood Hasn't Changed in 50 Years

You never know what you're going to find during spring cleaning. For 83-year-old photographer Ken Heyman his forgotten storage boxes revealed some hidden gems that you don't want to miss.

After emptying the contents of a storage locker, he found a box entitled "Mothers," that were filled with stunning images of women and their children. He had shot a series of photographs for a Pulitzer-nominated book called Family, which he co-wrote with Margaret Mead- an anthropologist and friend.

Even though the photos were published almost 50 years ago, they still speak to the modern-day mother.  These photos remind us the despite the vast differences from one country to the next, motherhood is a universal experience. Dinner still needs to be served, tangles pulled out of a hair and, of course, an endless supply of cuddles to be had. These small, everyday moments extend through time zones and decades.

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