Film, Video The messenger boy's mistake

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Title
The messenger boy's mistake
Summary
"'Cholly' wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and other masculine wearing apparel. She becomes enraged. When 'Cholly' comes she proceeds to give him instructions as to what to do in the future, etc., but before she finishes, the boy, having discovered his mistake, returns with the right box. 'Cholly' hastily closes up the wrong one, hands it to the boy and kicks him out of the door. He then opens the right box and presents the bouquet himself. She wears the flowers, and things are now all right. 95 ft."--Edison films catalog, no. 288.
Contributor Names
Porter, Edwin S., direction, camera.
Anderson, Gilbert M., 1880-1971, cast.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1903.
Subject Headings
-  Messengers--Humor
-  Delivery of goods--Humor
-  Errors--Humor
-  Courtship--Humor
Genre
Comedy films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  H36779 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Oct1903; H36779.
-  G.M. Anderson.
-  Duration: 1:41 at 16 fps.
-  Photographed September 29, 1903 in Edison's New York City studio.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 1709) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 205; Edison films catalog, no. 288, July 1906, p. 27 [MI]; AFI catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, p. 668.
-  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. 100 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. 100 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. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 4723 (viewing print)
FEB 9353 (viewing print)
FRA 1738 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 5396 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 2403 (master pos pic)
Box 0567E (paper pos)
Box 5163B (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/edmp.1709
Library of Congress Control Number
00694245
Online Format
image
video
Description
"'Cholly' wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and other masculine wearing apparel. She becomes enraged. When 'Cholly' comes she proceeds to give him instructions as to what to do in the future, etc., but before she finishes, the boy, having discovered his mistake, returns with the right box. 'Cholly' hastily closes up the wrong one, hands it to the boy and kicks him out of the door. He then opens the right box and presents the bouquet himself. She wears the flowers, and things are now all right. 95 ft."--Edison films catalog, no. 288.
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Anderson, Gilbert M., Cast, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. The Messenger Boy's Mistake. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1903. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694245/.

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Anderson, G. M., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1903) The Messenger Boy's Mistake. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694245/.

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Anderson, Gilbert M., Cast, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. The Messenger Boy's Mistake. United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1903. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694245/>.