1. ALL COLLECTIONS
  1. BELL FAMILY COLLECTION
  2. BLYTHE AND KOGER COLLECTION
  3. BOAZ SHOE REPAIR
  4. BROADWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH JAMES…
  5. CITY DIRECTORY COLLECTION
  6. COCA-COLA BUILDING COLLECTION
  7. DEANN MAY STEWART 1937 FLOOD COLLECTION
  8. FRED NEUMAN COLLECTION
  9. HARRIET BOSWELL AND CARNEGIE LIBRARY C…
  10. HUGH EDWARDS COLLECTION
  11. JAMES HARRIS WARNER COLLECTION
  12. JOHN M. MASSEY PADUCAH BUILDINGS COLLECTION
  13. JOHN M. MASSEY RURAL BUILDINGS COLLECTION
  14. JOHNSON SHOES COLLECTION
  15. KATE RUDY EMERY COLLECTION
  16. KENNEDY FUNERAL HOME COLLECTION
  17. LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTION
  18. LYON COUNTY HISTORY COLLECTION
  19. MAPS - GENERAL
  20. MAPS - SANBORN [1885]
  21. MAPS - SANBORN [1893]
  22. MAPS - SANBORN [1906-1944]
  23. MARY WHEELER COLLECTION
  24. MARYLEE COMISAK COLLECTION
  25. MCCRACKEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COL…
  26. ORAL HISTORIES - KOHC 1974-1979
  27. ORAL HISTORIES - OHIO RIVER PORTRAIT
  28. PADUCAH AMERICAN LEGION POST 31 COLLECTION
  29. PADUCAH AND MCCRACKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY C…
  30. PADUCAH CINEMAS COLLECTION
  31. PADUCAH LIONS CLUB TELETHON OF THE STARS
  32. PADUCAH TILGHMAN COLLECTION
  33. POSTCARD COLLECTION
  34. RAY PELLY ANTIQUES COINS CARDS AND COL…
  35. RICHMOND HOUSE
  36. RIVER FILMS COLLECTION
  37. ROBERT BRUYNS VIETNAM WAR COLLECTION
  38. ROY W. MCKINNEY COLLECTION
  39. SPRING BAYOU BAPTIST CHURCH COLLECTION
  40. STEINHAUER COLLECTION
  41. STEVEN A. BIRCHFIELD COLLECTION
  42. W. G. HARVEY COLLECTION
  43. WASHINGTON STREET BAPTIST CHURCH COLLECTION
  44. WATKINS FUNERAL HOME
  45. WESTERN KENTUCKY BLACK HISTORY COLLECTION
  46. WESTERN KENTUCKY CIVIL WAR COLLECTION
  47. WESTERN KENTUCKY MUSIC COLLECTION
  48. WORLD WAR I HONOR ROLL
  49. 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.