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David Plowden Steel Manufacturing Photographs

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Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Plowden, David  Search this
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Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
0.15 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting the steel industry. Subjects include blast furnaces, steel mills, ore barges, and other related subjects.
Collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical/Historical note:
David Plowden (1932-) is an American photographer of urban cities, steam trains, American farmlands, and small towns.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center David Plowden North American Bridge Photographs Photographs Plowden took of bridges, aqueducts and viaducts all over the United States and a few in Canada. The photographs are of various types of bridges: truss, suspension, covered. Some photographs feature close-up details of architectural elements, such as arches, chains, towers and ornamentation. Materials at Other Organizations Chicago History Museum David Plowden photograph collection Includes photographs of steel mills and coke plants, automobile assembly factories, oil refineries, printing plants, food processing plants, and other industries in Chicago's Central Manufacturing District and other locations in the Chicago metropolitan area and northern Indiana. Includes transportation yards for railroads and trucks, and some scenes of the Calumet River and the Indiana Harbor. Many buildings show the demise of industry in these locations. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library David Plowden photographs and papers, 1948-2011 This collection consists of photographs and papers that document the work of David Plowden as a photographer and author, 1948-2011. Buffalo History Museum David Plowden photographic collection, 1968-1985 featuring Buffalo waterfront scenes, grain elevators, steel mills, and Great Lakes steamers. Also includes photographs of places other than Buffalo. Library of Congress Photographs of architecture, landscapes, and transportation in the United States and Canada hese large-format photographs show details of vernacular architecture buildings such as barns; rural, small town, industrial, and urban landscape scenes; and transportation (railroads, ferries, steamships, and roadways).
Collection donated by David Plowden, 1985.
Donated by David Plowden to the Museum's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (now Division of Work and Industry) in 1984.
Collection is open for research. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Blast furnaces  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Photographs -- 20th century
David Plowden Steel Manufacturing Photographs, 1981, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History