Item : 2011-089.10 - Hong Kong - M.V. Australia

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Hong Kong - M.V. Australia

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AM1591-: 2011-089.10

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  • [between 1926 and 1938] (Creation)
    Date estimated from content of film and information provided through interview with donor. The film stock date code is 1926. The Australia was named the Mary Ellen O'Neil until it was acquired by the Texas Co. in 1929, which makes 1929 the earliest possib

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1 film reel (3 min., 46 sec. ; 30.5m) : 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 captures several shots of a massive Texaco motor tanker ship, the Australia, of Wilmington, Del.. The film captures black smoke billowing from the Australia's stack, shots of structures on the land from onboard the boat, and uniformed men on the bridge of the ship.

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Mild warping, crazing/crackling on surface of film, minor scratches, shrinkage, low contrast scenes, mold spots.

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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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Wetgating performed.

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Possibly shot at 16 fps.


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  • Box: F17-E-53
  • Box: 726-C-06
  • Box: 708-C-06