1. ALL COLLECTIONS
  1. BALLARD COUNTY COLLECTION
  2. BELL FAMILY COLLECTION
  3. BELLED BUZZARD COLLECTION
  4. BLYTHE AND KOGER COLLECTION
  5. BOAZ SHOE REPAIR
  6. BROADWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JAMES…
  7. CHARLES 'SPEEDY' ATKINS
  8. CHOLERA
  9. CITY DIRECTORY COLLECTION
  10. COCA-COLA BUILDING COLLECTION
  11. COHEN FAMILY
  12. CRYPTOZOOLOGY
  13. DEANN MAY STEWART 1937 FLOOD COLLECTION
  14. DELLA BARNES
  15. FRED NEUMAN COLLECTION
  16. GEORGE 'DEVIL' WINSTON
  17. GHOST OF PADUCAH
  18. HARRIET BOSWELL AND CARNEGIE LIBRARY C…
  19. HUGH EDWARDS COLLECTION
  20. ISAAC WOLFE BERNHEIM COLLECTION
  21. JAMES HARRIS WARNER COLLECTION
  22. JOHN M. MASSEY PADUCAH BUILDINGS COLLECTION
  23. JOHN M. MASSEY RURAL BUILDINGS COLLECTION
  24. JOHNSON SHOES COLLECTION
  25. KATE RUDY EMERY COLLECTION
  26. KENNEDY FUNERAL HOME COLLECTION
  27. LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTION
  28. LYON COUNTY HISTORY COLLECTION
  29. MAPS - GENERAL, PVA, AND HISTORICAL
  30. MAPS - SANBORN [1885]
  31. MAPS - SANBORN [1893]
  32. MAPS - SANBORN [1906-1944]
  33. MARY WHEELER COLLECTION
  34. MARYLEE COMISAK COLLECTION
  35. MCCRACKEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COL…
  36. OAK GROVE CEMETERY
  37. ODDITIES
  38. ORAL HISTORIES - KOHC 1974-1979
  39. ORAL HISTORIES - OHIO RIVER PORTRAIT
  40. PADUCAH AMERICAN LEGION POST 31 COLLECTION
  41. PADUCAH AND MCCRACKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY C…
  42. PADUCAH CINEMAS COLLECTION
  43. PADUCAH LIONS CLUB TELETHON OF THE STARS
  44. PADUCAH TILGHMAN COLLECTION
  45. POSTCARD COLLECTION
  46. RAY PELLY ANTIQUES COINS CARDS AND COL…
  47. RICHMOND HOUSE
  48. RIVER FILMS COLLECTION
  49. ROBERT BRUYNS VIETNAM WAR COLLECTION
  50. ROY W. MCKINNEY COLLECTION
  51. SPRING BAYOU BAPTIST CHURCH COLLECTION
  52. STEINHAUER COLLECTION
  53. STEVEN A. BIRCHFIELD COLLECTION
  54. W. G. HARVEY COLLECTION
  55. WASHINGTON STREET BAPTIST CHURCH COLLECTION
  56. WATKINS FUNERAL HOME
  57. WESTERN KENTUCKY BLACK HISTORY COLLECTION
  58. WESTERN KENTUCKY CIVIL WAR COLLECTION
  59. WESTERN KENTUCKY MUSIC COLLECTION
  60. WITCHCRAFT
  61. WORLD WAR I HONOR ROLL
  62. WPSD-TV COLLECTION
McCracken County Public Library Digital Collections Collections

The Kate Rudy Emery Collection is an original, private collection of photos primarily consisting of interior and exterior shots of Rudy's Department Store during the early 1920's. Located on the 300 block of Broadway in downtown Paducah, Rudy's Department Store was renowned for its elaborate window displays which highlighted holidays, seasons of the year, and annual events, including Christmas, Easter, and graduations. The interior shots exhibit how vast the space and range of goods within Rudy's was, while the exterior shots provide a unique glimpse into the look and feel of our burgeoning city from the early 20th century.