I've loved these illustrations of motherhood (as it was once upon a time) since I stumbled over them online a few years ago. They are the work of Montana illustrator Fanny Y. Cony (1877 - 1972). They are a delight.
So, since today is Mother's Day, here they are to wish all you mamas out there the VERY HAPPIEST DAY.
The illustrations are from THE PLEASANT TRAGEDIES OF CHILDHOOD by Burges Johnson, illustrated by Fanny Y. Cory. The book and all the rest of the illustrations can be seen and read online at the above link.
Montana artist/illustrator and cartoonist Fanny Y. Cory (1877 - 1972)