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Film, Video Street mail car, U.S.P.O. Street mail car, United States Post Office / Title in Biograph production log: Street mail car and mail wagon

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About this Item

Title

  • Street mail car, U.S.P.O.

Other Title

  • Street mail car, United States Post Office
  • Title in Biograph production log: 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.

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.

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.
  • -  Duration: about 1:18 minutes.
  • -  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.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 314; AFI catalog: film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 1026; Biograph production log, v. 1, 1899-1903.
  • -  Cameraman, A.E. Weed.
  • -  Filmed July 30, 1903 in Washington, D.C.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  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

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00564571

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

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://www.loc.gov/item/00564571/.

APA citation style:

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://www.loc.gov/item/00564571/.

MLA citation style:

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/>.