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.
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 receiving and forwarding services
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H34968 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 22Aug03; H34968.
-  Cameraman, A. E. Weed.
-  Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 61.
-  Filmed August 10, 1903 in Washington, D.C.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Source used: Niver, Kemp R., Early motion pictures, 1985.
-  Received: 2/2000 from LC lab; ref prints and dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (90 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (24 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3883 (ref print)
FEC 3342 (ref print)
FRA 2877 (dupe neg)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/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.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/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. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564547/. (Accessed May 01, 2017.)

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://www.loc.gov/item/00564547/.

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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, <https://www.loc.gov/item/00564547/>.