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Hong Kong - harbour, construction, family
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- Moving images
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[between 1926 and 1938] (Creation)
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1 film reel (3 min., 44 sec. ; 30.2m) : acetate, 18 fps, positive, b&w, silent ; 16 mm
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Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which variously captures a large crowd standing on a dock by a large steam ship in a harbour; panning views of junks and sampans on the water; local laborers being served food; expatriates and local laborers at a construction site; Margaret standing by the Scott's Hong Kong home; a large ship departing from a harbour, with nearby buses and a Texaco station visible; Scott family members posing for the camera; and a view of Hong Kong streets from a tall building.
Mild warping, some melted frames, shrinkage, crazing/crackling on surface of film, vertical scratches.
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A digital copy of this item is available.
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Possibly shot at 16 fps. Some scenes in soft focus.
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