Film, Video Collecting mail, U.S.P.O.

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Title
Collecting mail, U.S.P.O.
Summary
"The subject is the movement of mail by the U.S. postal service. As the film begins, two types of mail boxes on a pole on the corner of a street can be seen. In the background, away from the camera position, are people going by on foot, as well as horse-drawn and electric streetcar transportation. At the end of the film, a man wearing the uniform of a mailman is seen approaching the mail boxes. He unlocks the boxes and removes the mail from both the small and large boxes"--Early motion pictures.
Contributor Names
Weed, A. E., camera.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903.
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Post Office Department
-  Postal service--Washington (D.C.)
-  Letter mail handling--Washington (D.C.)
-  Letter carriers--Washington (D.C.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H34968 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34968.
-  Cameraman, A.E. Weed.
-  Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C.
-  Biograph production no. 2467.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0869) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 61; Biograph production logs; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 205.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPF 0385 to FZA 2403.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 40 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3883 (viewing print)
FEC 3342 (viewing print)
FRA 2877 (dupe neg pic)
FZA 2403 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1347 (master pos pic)
Box 0130D (paper pos)
Box 5422 (paper pos, copy 2)
Source Collection
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.mbrsmi/awal.0869
Library of Congress Control Number
00564547
Online Format
video
Description
"The subject is the movement of mail by the U.S. postal service. As the film begins, two types of mail boxes on a pole on the corner of a street can be seen. In the background, away from the camera position, are people going by on foot, as well as horse-drawn and electric streetcar transportation. At the end of the film, a man wearing the uniform of a mailman is seen approaching the mail boxes. He unlocks the boxes and removes the mail from both the small and large boxes"--Early motion pictures.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/00564547
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Chicago citation style:

Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Collecting mail, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903. Video. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/00564547/.

APA citation style:

Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) Collecting mail, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/00564547/.

MLA citation style:

Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Collecting mail, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00564547/>.