In researching various topics in the Globe’s photo archive, we have come across wonderful photos of couples in and around the city. Photographers throughout the years have the keen ability of capturing these tender moments that occur around us every day. The pairs are usually completely unaware of the shutter going off, leading to iconic images of affection, bringing us closer to seeing human sentiment.
Above, from May 11, 1974: Love bloomed underneath the apple blossoms on a park bench in Concord.
LEANNE BURDEN SEIDEL and LISA TUITEFor more “From the Archives” photos, visit www.bostonglobe.com/archives