STK-ID 3701

Shot of mail being dumped from bags onto conveyor. Numerous shots of mailbags being placed onto conveyor, travelling on conveyor as they are handled at the main post office in downtown Montreal. Shot of mailbags being removed from hand carts and dropped down chutes. Shot of mail and mailbags being put on conveyors, men sorting mail, throwing it into mailbags hanging on racks. Shot of man filing letters into open mailbags, into pigeon-holes and into blue airmail bags. Shot of airmail bags being tied, delivery tag reading "Seven Islands". Shot of man's face as he sorts mail. Shots of men sorting airmail, throwing it into bags. Shot of man aligning letters, passing them through the post-mark and cancelling machine. CS of man's face. CU of letters speeding through the machine. CS of man's face as he works on canceller. (00/02/1960)


Excerpt from
The Broken Chain
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 16 mm
Shooting format
16mm original ektachrome
Aspect ratio