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).