WorldCat Identities

Weed, A. E.

Overview
Works: 51 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 216 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Silent films  History  Experimental films  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Amateur films  Drama  Filmed parades 
Roles: Photographer
Classifications: PN1200EB, 791.43611
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. E Weed
At the foot of the Flatiron( Visual )

3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This street level view is of the Broadway side of the Flatiron, or Fuller Building, near the narrow north corner. Filmed on a very windy day, pedestrians of various descriptions are seen passing by the camera, clutching hats and skirts against the wind. According to some New York City historians, this corner was known as the windiest corner of the city, and in the era of the long skirt, standing on it was considered a good vantage point for a glimpse of a lady's ankle. Policemen would chase away such loungers from the 23rd Street corner, giving rise to the expression "twenty-three skidoo."
The mechanized eye experiments in technique and form by Bruce Charles Posner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American experimental film has existed since the technological inception of cinema, through its adolescent rambles of 1900-1919, rising phoenix-like during the high silent era, and finally matured and spread throughout the '30's and onward. The background against which the experimentalists toiled provides a fascinating review of Americana coupled with numerous cross-currents, successes and failures, and an unfailing desire to create on film an image that can be viewed as an independent and provocative art
The movies begin. a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1913( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprend 42 films produits entre 1894 et 1910 par différents producteurs tels: William Heise, W.K.L. Dickson, James White, Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière, Alexandre Promio, Georges Méliès, Thomas Edison, Joseph Mundviller, A.E. Weed, Fred A. Dobson, G.W. Bitzer, Robert K. Bonine, James Blair Smith, Edwin S. Porter, Sigmund Lubin et Charles Pathé, chez différentes maisons de production dont: The Edison Manufacturing Company, The American Mutoscope & Biograph Company et chez Pathé Frères
Clerks tying bags, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two employees of the Post Office Department are removing stacks of letters from the aperatures in the "case" or cabinet and tying them into bundles. They then throw the tied envelopes into the appropriate sacks
Rural wagon delivering mail, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 front of a well-kept house and garden. A small boy and girl walk past the camera position in front of the mail box. At that moment, a standard rural horse-drawn postal delivery wagon comes into sight. The postman places the mail in the box, and the wagon continues on its way
Clerks casing mail for bags, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The subject is an operation of mail handling called "casing." The camera was placed so that two men can be seen demonstrating the method. The demonstrators, with stacks of letters in their hands, place them in one of many apertures built into a cabinet or "case."
Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition( Visual )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One of the parades of floating craft held in the waterways of the St. Louis Exposition is shown in this film. The cameraman placed equipment on shore at a distance to include each of the competing craft. Photographed were twelve small craft, some motot-powered and some rowed, but all decorated with foliage and bunting and containing foreign representatives and dignitaries
Basket ball, Missouri Valley College( Visual )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The subject is a basketball game played between teams of girls. The film shows a section of a basketball court in the foreground, the backboard, and the basket. In the background is a three-story brick schoolbuilding. The short length of the film does not allow too much description of the activities
Train taking up mail bag, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 leading to the device that suspends the mail bag in the air. A train can be seen in the distance approcaching the mail bag. At the end of the film, the mail bag is just being snatched from the suspension device
Street mail car, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 a streetcar track. Soon a streetcar approaches the camera position. It stops beside the mail vehicle and the driver unloads mail sacks from the streetcar. He then puts some sacks from his wagon onto the streetcar. As the film ends, both the streetcar and the horse-drawn mail delivery wagon leave the scene
Opening ceremonies, St. Louis exposition( Visual )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The principal buildings surrounding the square at the St. Louis Exposition are shown in a nearly 360-degree pan. The last portion of the film was photographed over the heads of spectators cheering the dedication speaker
Tying up bags for train, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 their respective locations. The two postal employees stack the mail sacks on a cart in preparation for dispatch elsewhere
Central high school, gymnastic drill( Visual )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The cameraman placed his equipment at the edge of a school yard where supervised gymnastics were being conducted by high school students. Male students can be seen doing the long and short "horse" exercises to the left of the camera position. In the center, a group of young girls are engaged in using the parellel bars and to the right of the camera, some older boys in white clothing are executing several difficult exercises on the high parallel bars. Across the extent of the visibility of the camera is a blackboard with the words "Kansas City, Mo."
From show girl to burlesque queen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Opens on a dressing room set with a mirror, dressing table, and chair center stage and a folded dressing screen on the left. A smiling, dark-haired woman enters through the door on stage right, unbuttoning a full-length polka-dot costume. As she undresses, she frequently looks directly at the camera and smiles. She removes her sash or cummerbund, the top with its trailing sleeves, and her skirt, leaving her clothed only in a sleeveless chemise. Smiling directly at the camera, she mischievously slips a strap of the garment off one shoulder, then ducks behind the screen. After the chemise is thrown over the top of the screen, her arm furtively reaches out from behind the screen and grabs a slight garment from the back of the chair and some items from the dressing table. She then emerges wearing a risqué, decorated costume with cap sleeves and a very short skirt, gathered at the waist. Her legs appear to be bare. The woman brandishes a sword, grabbed from under the discarded dress, and strikes a seductive pose as the viewer glimpses a costumed man entering the room
Routing mail, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 post office. The mail carrier is holding a stack of envelopes in his left hand, while with his right hand, he is placing the letters in the pigeonholes of a case especially constructed for the alphabetical sorting of letters. The case, approximately three feet by four feet, is mounted on four legs
Hyde Park School, room 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four rows of pre-adolescent children, both boys and girls, are standing in front of a blackboard on which the words "Kansas City, Missouri" can be seen. Each boy and girl has a pair of Indian clubs and for the extent of the film the group demonstrates in unison different exercises, using the clubs
Throwing mail into bags, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 of a postal building. Two postal employees throw packages of envelopes brought to them by another employee into the marked mail bags
Pity the blind, no. 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Filmed version of a popular vaudeville gag, as if from the audience of a variety theater. A boy, holding a sign under his arm, leads a man onto a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street corner. With his dark glasses and cane, the man is apparently blind. He kneels down slightly left of center stage and lays down his hat and cane, while the boy turns the placard around so that it reads "Pity the Blind," places it around the man's neck, and exits the stage. A gentleman with a cigar crosses the stage, pauses to read the sign, and drops some money in the blind man's hat. He is followed by two well-dressed women in furs and long coats, who also leave coins for the beggar after searching their purses. As they start to exit, however, one of the women stops and raises her skirt to adjust her tights. Behind her back, the supposed blind man slides his dark glasses down his nose and ogles the woman's exposed leg. With the leggings in place, the women exit the stage none the wiser, leaving behind a smiling "blind" man
Coach at rural post office, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This section of the postal film is concerned with a stagecoach pulled by four horses arriving and delivering a pouch of mail to a rural post office for rerouting. Also visible is the post office delivery wagon
Post man delivering mail, U.S.P.O.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"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 out of the vehicle and places mail in a standard metal mail box. A woman comes out of her house and removes the mail from the mail box, then buys stamps from the mail carrier as the picture ends"--Early motion pictures
 
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