Film, Video Carriers at work, U.S.P.O. /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Weed, A. E.
Dates 1903
Location Washington D.C.
Language English
Subjects Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Letter Mail Handling
Mail Sorting
Nonfiction Films
Post Office Stations and Branches
Postal Service
Short Films
Silent Films
United States Postal Service
Washington (D.C.)
Carriers at work, U.S.P.O. /
Other Title
Carrier dumping, cancelling, sorting and tying, throwing mail into bags for destination
Carrier dumping, cancelling & sorting, U. S. P. O. Dept.
Carriers at work, U. S. P. O.
The subject is the handling and sorting of the U.S. mail. The sorting bags and the alphabetizing pigeonhole equipment are visible in a scene photographed from an altitude of approximately twenty-five feet. The placement of the equipment and its use by the post office personnel can be seen.
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
-  Mail sorting
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  H34978 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34978.
-  Cameraman, A. E. Weed.
-  Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 48.
-  Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C.
-  Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 2/2000 from LC lab; ref prints and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
1 reel of 1 (72 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (180 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (72 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
Call Number
FLA 4541 (ref print)
FEC 1809 (ref print)
FRA 1575 (dupe neg)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
awal 1527
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
Catalog Record

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