October 22, 2019

These 33 Vintage Photos Show What Halloween Was Like in Northern Kentucky

Take a glimpse back in time to see what the Halloween season was like in decades past throughout the Northern Kentucky area, thanks to the Kenton County Library archives. From haunted houses and E.T. masks to trick-or-treating and school celebrations, these vintage photographs show that spooky season fun will never get old. *All captions are from Kenton County Library archive info
Photos by Kenton County Public Library
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Covington, 1975
"(Back) Mark Kluemper (16), Tyrone Rice (21), (Front) Lori Young (12), Mary Bales (18), Greg Washington (17) rehearsing for haunted house sponsored by Covington-Kenton County Jaycees."
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Covington, 1975
"(Back) Mark Kluemper (16), Tyrone Rice (21), (Front) Lori Young (12), Mary Bales (18), Greg Washington (17) rehearsing for haunted house sponsored by Covington-Kenton County Jaycees."
Northern Kentucky, date unknown
"Unknown kids in Halloween costume."
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Northern Kentucky, date unknown
"Unknown kids in Halloween costume."
Covington, date unknown
"Mrs. Anne Wright and kids whom she's keeping in on Halloween because of recent criminal violence."
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Covington, date unknown
"Mrs. Anne Wright and kids whom she's keeping in on Halloween because of recent criminal violence."
Northern Kentucky, date unknown
"A little girl in a pumpkin patch."
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Northern Kentucky, date unknown
"A little girl in a pumpkin patch."
Erlanger, 1975
"Jeff Cross (7) at Halloween costume party at Mary Queen of Heaven School."
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Erlanger, 1975
"Jeff Cross (7) at Halloween costume party at Mary Queen of Heaven School."
Fort Thomas, date unknown
"Pediatrics Halloween. Trick-or-treat night at the hospital."
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Fort Thomas, date unknown
"Pediatrics Halloween. Trick-or-treat night at the hospital."
Crestview Hills, 1981
"This group of fiendish looking characters is standing at the entrance to the Thomas More College Haunted House."
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Crestview Hills, 1981
"This group of fiendish looking characters is standing at the entrance to the Thomas More College Haunted House."
Bellevue, 1982
"Rinks Halloween display."
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Bellevue, 1982
"Rinks Halloween display."
Fort Thomas, 1986
"Halloween display by Edward Grothaus of 1325 S. Ft. Thomas Ave."
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Fort Thomas, 1986
"Halloween display by Edward Grothaus of 1325 S. Ft. Thomas Ave."
Northern Kentucky, 1984
"Children gather for scare."
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Northern Kentucky, 1984
"Children gather for scare."