Film, Video Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O. Train taking up mail bag, United States Post Office
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- Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O.
- Train taking up mail bag, United States Post Office
- "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.
- Weed, A. E., camera.
- American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, 1903.
- - Railway mail service--Maryland
- - United States.--Post Office Department
- - Mail bags
- - Railway mail cranes
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - 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.
- 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)
- Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
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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/.
MLA citation style:
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/>.