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There is plenty of love in our Faces and Places Photograph Archive. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share some of the love and Valentine’s Day inspired photographs in our online archive.

AnniversariesFaces and Places contains many Silver, and Golden Wedding Anniversary photographs like this one of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith of Park Hills on May 5th, 1974.

Engagements- It was very popular in the 1960s and 70s for women to publish an engagement photograph in the local newspaper. Pictured is Judith Ann Stephens of Union, on June 3, 1965 who was engaged to Richard Lee Hammitt. You can search for engagement announcements in our Northern Kentucky Newspaper Index.


Weddings- A lot of happy couples on their wedding day can be found by searching Faces and Places. I especially enjoy this August 2, 1981 wedding of Helen Buschard 75, to Charlie Williams, 81. Buschard is wheeled down the aisle by Robert Williams (Lakeside Place Administrator) who gave her away at the ceremony.


Sweet Shops- Chocolates, candy, cakes and pies are all popular tokens of love on Valentine’s Day. Faces and Places has photographs of local sweet and candy shops, like this picture of Katherine Hartmann. Hartmann was the owner of Lily’s Candies at 9th and Madison, and she is ready for for the Valentine’s Day rush on February 12, 1982. Also, we’ve added local sweet shops to our Historypin account! 


These are just a few of the images of love and Valentine’s Day we found in Faces and Places. What is your favorite love inspired picture in the Faces and Places collection? Have you found a relatives engagement, anniversary or wedding photograph? Tell us in the comments below!

Written by Cierra Earl – Library Associate in the Local History and Genealogy Department at Covington

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  1. Krissy Higgins (@Krissy_r) February 11, 2014 at 10:27 am - Reply

    I looked up my maiden name “Rouse” and by the looks of it, I would say I am related to at least a few. I will have to share the site with my Aunt who is working on a family tree and see what she can come up with!

    • kentonlibrary February 11, 2014 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      I hope you and your aunt find many relatives in Faces and Places! I like being able to add a face to a name in my family tree! – Cierra

  2. Anjie February 11, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I so love looking at old pictures. What a great resource for the folks in your area..

  3. February 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    What a great resource – we love the Kenton Country Library!

  4. simplysherryl February 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    These are so sweet.. I love looking at older photos!

  5. Katrina February 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    How very cool!

    I didn’t grow up here but I searched my married name and found two pictures. My husband vaguely remembers the names listed and is now asking family members how everyone is related LOL

    Thanks for the information!!

    • kentonlibrary February 12, 2014 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      You may have just found some new cousins-in-law! Hope you all enjoy looking through the database! – Cierra

  6. Karen Hill Snapp September 16, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I live in Louisville, KY and would like to do some research about my family from Covington, KY. Am I able to get a library card from the Kenton County Library?
    I have one at the Louisville Free Public Library. I’m guessing I would not be able to use it in Kenton County.

    Thank you.

    • Local History December 5, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

      For more information on how to get a KCPL Library card please call (859)962-4000 and ask to speak to the circulation desk. They will walk you through the process and fee for getting a card from out of our area.

      Our databases have their own KCPL card system. The Louisville card will not work in our systems.

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