Film, Video Street mail car, U.S.P.O. Street mail car, United States Post Office / Street mail car and mail wagon

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Title
Street mail car, U.S.P.O.
Other Title
Street mail car, United States Post Office
Street mail car and mail wagon
Summary
"The first scene appears to have been taken on a main thoroughfare of large city. In the immediate foreground is a horse-drawn U.S. mail vehicle waiting at the side of a streetcar track. Soon a streetcar approaches the camera position. It stops beside the mail vehicle and the driver unloads mail sacks from the streetcar. He then puts some sacks from his wagon onto the streetcar. As the film ends, both the streetcar and the horse-drawn mail delivery wagon leave 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
-  United States.--Post Office Department
-  Postal service--Washington (D.C.)
-  Letter mail handling--Washington (D.C.)
-  Horse-drawn vehicles--Washington (D.C.)
-  Cable cars (Streetcars)--Washington (D.C.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H34992 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34992.
-  Cameraman, A.E. Weed.
-  Duration: about 1:18 minutes.
-  Filmed July 30, 1903 in Washington, D.C.
-  Biograph production no. 2473.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1878) 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. 314; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1026; Biograph production log, v. 1, 1899-1903.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 35 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4892 (viewing print)
FEC 1970 (viewing print)
FRA 2875 (dupe neg pic)
FPF 1162 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1686 (master pos pic)
Box 0093F (paper pos)
Box 5166H (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.1878
Library of Congress Control Number
00564571
Language
Online Format
video
OCLC Number
11913050
Description
"The first scene appears to have been taken on a main thoroughfare of large city. In the immediate foreground is a horse-drawn U.S. mail vehicle waiting at the side of a streetcar track. Soon a streetcar approaches the camera position. It stops beside the mail vehicle and the driver unloads mail sacks from the streetcar. He then puts some sacks from his wagon onto the streetcar. As the film ends, both the streetcar and the horse-drawn mail delivery wagon leave the scene"--Early motion pictures.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/00564571
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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Street mail car, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903. Video. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/00564571/.

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Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) Street mail car, 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/00564571/.

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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Street mail car, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00564571/>.