McCracken County Public Library Digital Collections Collections

The DeAnn May Stewart Digital Collection is an original, private collection of photographs taken by DeAnn'€™s father Walter R May in Paducah, KY in late January and early February of 1937. The majority of the photographs show scenes of the great Ohio River flood of 1937 as seen in downtown Paducah. The May family lived in the Madison Apartments in Lowertown and Mr. May was the manager of the Paducah branch of the International Shoe Company at the time of the flood.