Thursday, August 16, 2012
Little Blonde Boy
The photo of a little blonde boy who appears to be around 4 or 5 years old was taken by Paducah photographer W. G. McFadden. As this cabinet card notes, McFadden was located opposite the Opera House which could date the photo from before 1900 for the opera house burned that year.
McFadden was listed in the Paducah City Directory in 1890 and 1891 and was also present there after 1900 for his photographs of the 1902 ice storm are preserved in a volume he created entitled “Souvenir of Paducah: The Great Sleet Storm of January 1902.”