Film, Video Special delivery messenger, U.S.P.O. Special delivery messenger delivering letter

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Title
Special delivery messenger, U.S.P.O.
Other Title
Special delivery messenger delivering letter
Summary
"As the scene opens, the front of a house, the shrubbery, a staircase, and the sidewalk are visible. From camera left, using a flying dismount, comes a bicycle rider in the uniform of a special delivery messenger. After parking his bicyle, he goes up the stairs to the front door of the house. A woman emerges, he hands her a letter, returns to his bicycle, then rides off out of the scene"--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
-  Postal service--Special delivery
-  Bicycle messengers--Washington (D.C.)
-  United States.--Post Office Department
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H34970 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34970.
-  Cameraman, A.E. Weed.
-  Filmed August 7, 1903 in Washington, D.C.
-  Biograph production no. 2469.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0306) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 307; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1005; Biograph production logs.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
-  Paper print roll lacking suffix.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (22 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 20 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 35 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 35 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3320 (viewing print)
FEC 1886 (viewing print)
FRA 0634 (dupe neg pic)
FPF 0808 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1203 (master pos pic)
Box 0831G (paper pos)
Box 5512 (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.0306
Library of Congress Control Number
00564570
Language
Online Format
video
OCLC Number
11913018
Description
"As the scene opens, the front of a house, the shrubbery, a staircase, and the sidewalk are visible. From camera left, using a flying dismount, comes a bicycle rider in the uniform of a special delivery messenger. After parking his bicyle, he goes up the stairs to the front door of the house. A woman emerges, he hands her a letter, returns to his bicycle, then rides off out of the scene"--Early motion pictures.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/00564570
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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Special delivery messenger, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903. Video. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/00564570/.

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Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) Special delivery messenger, 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/00564570/.

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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Special delivery messenger, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00564570/>.