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Carriers at work, U.S.P.O. (1903)
The subject is the handling and sorting of the U.S. mail. The sorting bags and the alphabetizing pigeonhole equipment are visible in a scene photographed from an altitude of approximately...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Mail sorting; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:02:11
Popularity (downloads): 434
 
Routing mail, U.S.P.O. (1903)
A man dressed in the attire of a U.S. mail carrier is standing in front of a backdrop painted to represent a projected dimensional schematic of the interior of a...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Mail sorting; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:03
Popularity (downloads): 338
 
Throwing mail into bags, U.S.P.O. (1903)
This film concerns the separation of mail parcels before distribution. A semicircular rack of mail bags, each tagged with a different location, is placed on a set of the interior...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Mail sorting; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:03
Popularity (downloads): 365
 
Post man delivering mail, U.S.P.O. (1903)
This film shows the delivery of the U.S. mail, in a rural area. A two-horse vehicle, with a sign reading "U.S. Mail," appears on the scene. The postal employee gets...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Letter carriers; Postal service; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:58
Popularity (downloads): 461
 
Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O. (1903)
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...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Railway mail service; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:57
Popularity (downloads): 740
 
Loading mail car, U.S.P.O. (1903)
This film, part of series on the various activities of the Post Office, starts with a scene of a large railroad mail car on a siding. A horse-drawn, four-wheeled vehicle...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Railway mail service--Cars; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:58
Popularity (downloads): 554
 
Collecting mail, U.S.P.O. (1903)
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...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Mail receiving and forwarding services; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:47
Popularity (downloads): 386
 
Street mail car, U.S.P.O. (1903)
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...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Mail receiving and forwarding services; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:21
Popularity (downloads): 443
 
Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City (1903)
The subject is a group of about thirty men and boys who are sorting combustible refuse, mostly paper, and stuffing it into large sacks. In the background a man...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Refuse and refuse disposal--New York (State)--New York; Sanitation workers--New York (State)--New York; Incinerators--New York (State)--New York; Actuality--Short;
Duration: 00:01:42
Popularity (downloads): 408
 
Tying up bags for train, U.S.P.O. (1903)
The camera shows the action of two postal employees as they remove mail sacks from the semicircular rack where they are placed so they can be filled with mail for...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Letter mail handling; Postal service--Employees; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:01
Popularity (downloads): 378
 

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