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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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Rural wagon delivering mail, U.S.P.O. (1903)
The subject is the delivery of the U.S. mail in a rural area. The camera was positioned in full sight of a standard rural free delivery post box located in...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Rural free delivery; Postal service; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:46
Popularity (downloads): 439
 
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
 
Carriers leaving building, U.S.P.O. Version 1 (1903)
The opening scene shows the steps of a large public building. Above the steps is a door out of which, coming toward the camera position, are approximately a hundred and...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Letter carriers; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:05
Popularity (downloads): 389
 
Exchange of mail at rural P.O., U.S.P.O. (1903)
The opening scene shows a yard in front of what seems to be a two-story house. A small boy is standing in front of the house near a post box...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Letter carriers; Postal service; Actuality--Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:08
Popularity (downloads): 368
 
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
 

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