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Hong Kong and Victoria -miscellaneous
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- Moving images
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[between 1926 and 1941] (Creation)
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1 film reel (29 min., 28 sec. ; 241.2m) : acetate, 18 fps, reversal, b&w and col., silent ; 16 mm
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Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong and Victoria, British Columbia, which captures the Scott family at their Hong Kong home; boats in a crowded Hong Kong harbour and various ships; a Texaco station; fireworks at night; the lights of downtown Hong Kong; the streets of Hong Kong, with a man giving a performance or a speech, street vendors, merchants, cars, rickshaws, and signs; a cricket match; the Cenotaph in Hong Kong; a military parade and people near the waterfront to see off an unidentified dignitary (perhaps a British Navy admiral based on his uniform); and airplanes flying in formation. In Canada, the footage includes fishing in boats; sailing, possibly in the Gulf Islands; a sunset over the mountains and trees; animals, including deer, chickens, and a bear; a garden and flowers. The film then returns to China, and captures parts of an airplane being transported, followed by shots of an airplane flying.
Moderate scratches, moderate to severe warping, moderate color fading, shrinkage, sections of leader between segments of film, heavy abrasions, crazing, low contrast in some scenes.
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A digital copy of this item is available.
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Playback of physical film restricted for preservation reasons.
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Possibly shot at 16 fps.
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