Cancelling Machine, U.S.P.O. (film #27 on America at Work, America at Leisure. Also in the Historical section of Open Video Project). [Category: Early Film & TV]

A postal worker runs a canceling machine on letters and stacks them in bunches so that another worker can pick them up and take them elsewhere. Every once in awhile, he smiles and looks aside, as if he is being teased or sharing in-jokes with other workers. Must be a fun place to work, that post office. A slice of life from 1903. A 1903 Biograph film.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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