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Reel Number: 250086-01
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1943
Location: DC,New York City,NYC,Washington
TC Begins: 02:00:11
TC Ends: 02:07:57
1943 - USA, Documentary, Railroad: Couriers of the Nation R2 of 2 (Post Office Service) MCU Quick montage: Streamlined passenger railroad cars runby on curve; George Washington Masonic Lodge, Alexandria; TWA Albuquerque airport; Miami; San Francisco Fair; New York City Lower Manhattan skyline. 02:00:34 Ext. of United States Post Office shots of front, columns, steps w/ superimposed motto: “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom... 02:00:56 CU book w/ postal rates & information; man loading mail sack in truck; getting mail from street mailbox; mail trucks down streets; postman; people mailing packages at savings stamp window, buying money orders. 02:01:59 Montage: Men sorting mailbags; conveyors, wagons unloaded, bags thru sorting chutes & packages dumped. People sorting stacks of letters. Machine sorting letters. Man adjusting dials on large panel. 02:03:13 Men sorting at rack w/ conveyors past. CU envelopes & packages. Bundles of dead-letters & packages. CU unaddresed envelopes. 02:03:52 Split screen w/ women in fur coats & pneumatic tubes. Men unloading & loading tubes in underground transportation system. Bags sorted & loaded into trucks. Steam engine & train ruby; United Mainliner DC-3 plane superimposed over map of USA. Man w/ many models of airplanes. 02:05:01 Men off Eastern Airlines plane & looking at wheels, motor of plane. Newark Airport; plane taxiing; unloading mailbags into truck from nose of DC-3. Plane at night. 02:05:51 CU Liberty Bell, montage of postal system: post offices, people working at jobs. Autogyro; dogsled; boat on Great Lakes; railroad runbys. 02:06:56 Capitol Dome tilt down to parked post office trucks & drivers in front. 02:07:20 Postmaster General James A. Farley at desk, signs paperwork. The End. Government Industry; Communications; Propaganda;
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