Film, Video Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O. Train taking up mail bag, United States Post Office

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Title
Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O.
Other Title
Train taking up mail bag, United States Post Office
Summary
"The subject of this Postal Department documentary is "snatching" the mail bag from the suspended post by the railroad mail clerk. As the film begins, a man climbs the steps leading to the device that suspends the mail bag in the air. A train can be seen in the distance approcaching the mail bag. At the end of the film, the mail bag is just being snatched from the suspension device"--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
-  Railway mail service--Maryland
-  United States.--Post Office Department
-  Mail bags
-  Railway mail cranes
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H36399 U.S Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 01Oct03; H36399.
-  Cameraman, A.E. Weed.
-  Duration: ca. 1 minute.
-  Filmed September 21, 1903 in Saint Georges, Maryland.
-  Biograph production no. 2576.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 0571) 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. 332; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1085; Biograph production logs.
-  paper pos Received: 1903-10-01; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
-  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 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (25 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 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. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 3583 (viewing print)
FEC 1884 (viewing print)
FRA 0857 (dupe neg pic)
FPF 0807 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1720 (master pos pic)
Box 0707 (paper pos)
Box 5227F (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://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/awal.0571
Library of Congress Control Number
00564551
Language
English
Online Format
video
Description
"The subject of this Postal Department documentary is "snatching" the mail bag from the suspended post by the railroad mail clerk. As the film begins, a man climbs the steps leading to the device that suspends the mail bag in the air. A train can be seen in the distance approcaching the mail bag. At the end of the film, the mail bag is just being snatched from the suspension device"--Early motion pictures.
Original Format
film, video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00564551
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record

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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00564551/.

APA citation style:

Weed, A. E., American Mutoscope And Biograph Company & Paper Print Collection. (1903) Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00564551/.

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Weed, A. E., Camera, American Mutoscope And Biograph Company, and Paper Print Collection. Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O. United States: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00564551/>.

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