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Autumn

Item is an amateur film which captures flowers, gardens, parks, fallen leaves, boats, and a sunset over the water.

Bapco promotional film, Hong Kong footage

Item is an amateur film which begins with what appears to be scenes from an advertisement for the British America Paint Company (BAPCO): a BAPCO building is pictured, followed by the intertitle "For Three Generations Bapco has served the West with quality products," followed by a shot of a portrait of W.J. Pendray and men in suits walking around a garden. A shot of a ship then precedes the intertitle "At Bapco exists constructive cooperation between Western Canadian capital and Canadian technicians and craftsmen in producing quality products carefully formulated to meet the exacting requirements of the West." Following shots include an office with people typing, reading papers, and working at their desks; chemists working in a lab, including shots of titration into a beaker and an oil centrifuge; and cans of Satin-Glo paint. The latter half of the film is footage from Douglas Scott's time in Hong Kong, which includes shots of junks, rafts, and sampans on the water; a Buddhist temple; a steam ship; the Scott's Hong Kong house; Margaret and her mother by the shore; grape picking; waves rolling against the shore; and the Scott family swimming, including slow motion shots of diving in the water.

Bellingham regat[ta]

Item is an amateur film which captures a regatta of various sail boats, including schooners, cutters, sloops, ketches, yawls, and catboats. Footage of the Treasury-class United States Coast Guard Cutter (USGSC) Ingham, a highly decorated Coast Guard ship, is also captured, including shots aboard the ship. Late in the film, the steel-hulled bark USS Intrepid and its rigging is captured from aboard the ship.

Building on fire

Item is an amateur film likely shot during Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures an unidentified building by the waterfront on fire in the night. The heads of onlookers and the spray of hoses to fight the fire can be seen in the darkness.

China (dogs, horses, people)

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures an expatriate couple jumping horses over low brush fences and coaxing what appear to be fox terriers to jump the fence; slow motion shots of horse riding; dogs playing tug-of-war; and the expatriate couple play fighting and posing with props.

China - junks, ships, Shanghai

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong and visiting Shanghai. The film captures Nanking Road Pontoon No. 13, the HSBC Building and clock tower on Bund; various ships, including sampans, junks, paddleboats, and larger vessels; and streets filled with people, rickshaws, and vehicles.

China early, birthday, Mr Wong, Fanling, Happy Valley

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures the Scott family relaxing at their Hong Kong property, including shots of Margaret being held by her mother and children playing in the backyard; a horse race at Happy Valley, with slow motion shots of a horse clearing a brush fence; and the Scott family enjoying time in the water, with shots of the family relaxing on a beach and a boat.

Chinese funeral and surf board riding

Item is an amateur film which captures unidentified men and women waterskiing on large boards which are being towed behind a boat. The child riding in the latter half of the film appears to be Margaret Scott.

D. Scott's travel footage from Bermuda, Brazil, and Argentina

Items is an amateur film which appears to capture some of the places D.S. Scott travelled to in the 1920s. Footage captures streets, men fishing, and children playing in Hamilton (Bermuda); buildings and people playing ping pong in what a sign suggests is Santos (Brazil); and people on a beach and the busy downtown in Buenos Aires (Argentina). The film also contains footage of what are presumably voyages between these destinations.

Departing China

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in both Hong Kong and Victoria, capturing Japanese costumes for a Hong Kong film; sampans floating down a river as a crowd watches from the shore; shots of the Scott family's dogs; a large steam ship departing; a cat sitting upon the Daily Colonist, a Victoria newspaper; and Douglas Scott's wife by the water.

F. H. Harrison

Item is an amateur film which captures leisurely family time, including family members lounging and talking on boats and the shore; youths paddling small boats; a sunset over the water; a young woman talking in a garden; and a youth holding a dog.

Flowers, horses, painting Pattullo Bridge

Item is an amateur film which captures flowers, trees, and foliage, with the British Columbia Parliament buildings at times visible in the background; and women riding horses and playing with a dog. The latter half of the film captures labourers painting the Pattullo Bridge (New Westminster, B.C.) while hoisted on pulleys or simply free climbing. The workers, covered with paint themselves, pose together at the end of the film.

Garden tour, ships, ship figureheads, airplanes, family tea

Item is an amateur film which captures a group of people walking among flowers; multiple shots of the windjammer Fantome R.Y.S.; waves rolling against the shore; Margaret by the water; the three-masted ship, Star of Finland; ship figureheads; an airplane hangar; and the family at tea outside.

Hong Kong - Far East Aviation Co.

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a pilot explaining the features of an Avro type 637 airplane; three Avros flying in formation and performing stunts; and an unidentified Fairey plane being similarly introduced in a hangar.

Hong Kong - George V silver jubilee parade, miscellaneous

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a parade which celebrates King George V's Silver Jubilee (as read on banners in the parade). Various groups go down the street, including dragon dances, children in ornate dress carried on litters, people wearing masks, various floats, and musicians, as crowds of Hong Kong residents and expatriates watch. Subsequent footage includes locals working near the docks; Margaret and her mother at the Scott house with various animals; boats on the water; and a tram in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong - M.V. Australia

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.

Hong Kong - Margaret, swimming, boats, construction

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong, which captures ships on the water; the Scott family swimming, with Margaret and the family dogs on a raft; Margaret playing with a large dollhouse; Margaret pulling a toy dog on a tricycle outside the Scott's house; the Scott family in a rowboat; a crowded pier, and steam boats full of people; Margaret in a costume; and a construction site.

Hong Kong - Margaret, waterskiing, Scott property

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which variously captures Margaret posing with her mother, dog, and dolls by a window; Margaret holding a rabbit and pushing it in a baby carriage in a backyard; youths waterskiing on large boards; Margaret sitting on her mother's lap on a boat; slow motion captures of dives into the water; reflections of the sun on the water; and boats.

Hong Kong - airplane

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures an airplane performing loops, banks, and barrel rolls.

Hong Kong - airplane, men playing

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a biplane flying; expatriates in suits and local soldiers in uniform sitting together; and the expatriates playfully tossing a ball around.

Hong Kong - airplanes, Margaret

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures expatriates as they take turns being passengers on a plane. Shots include the plane taking off from a field, onlookers talking, and people embarking and disembarking from the airplane. Shots were likely made at Kai Tak airport. Later shots include Margaret smiling for the camera with the family dog in her arms, a view of the water through the trees, and Margaret posing with her mother.

Hong Kong - boating

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a woman swimming in the open hole of a pontoon-like boat, as well as shots of the Hong Kong shore from the boat.

Hong Kong - children playing, steam ship band

Item is an amateur film which captures children by the Scott's Hong Kong home skipping, playing, and smiling for the camera; children playing Ring Around the Rosie and cartwheeling; a band playing onboard a large steam ship; and shots of passengers and crew.

Hong Kong - family, construction, boats

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which variously captures Scott family members smiling for the camera; local laborers carrying large loads over their shoulders at a construction site; Margaret in a fine dress and playing with a doll; and various steam boats and junks floating on the water.

Hong Kong - group shot, Margaret and friend

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a dark group shot of some men; an unidentified family relaxing at the Scott's home; and Margaret with unidentified friend playing with a young puppy. The film also includes a slow motion shot of a child jumping into the water.

Hong Kong - harbour, construction, family

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.

Hong Kong - harbour, ships, construction

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures the shores of the area as boats large and small navigate through one another in a congested harbour, as well as shots of a nearby construction site.

Hong Kong - potters, ships, street vendors

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures buildings; local potters at work; sampans, junks, and ships on the water; an airplane; waterskiing and a slow motion backflip into the water; street vendors selling food, toys, small statues, art, flowers, pottery, and goldfish; and locals on sampans.

Hong Kong - rural tour

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong, which captures a ship, a panning view of a hilly shore, two men in suits approaching the camera, locals walking down the street, a boat being christened, and shots of the shore.

Hong Kong - tour

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures scenes of downtown and rural Hong Kong, including the Duke of Connaught statue; rickshaws and cars in Hong Kong streets; locals on sampans and docks shaving, cooking, and eating; the countryside, including railways, workers, and rice fields; people walking down Hong Kong streets; sampans pushed along with poles and men paddling boats; street vendors; locals washing clothes, fishing; and people playing in the water.

Hong Kong - tour

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures an automobile being loaded off of a boat by a large pulley; the Scott family enjoying a picnic; a local labourer carrying large bundles of rice and workers harvesting rice; the Scott family approaching wrought iron gates; a pig standing in an alley and running in the sun; a Hong Kong resident smiling for the camera; and Margaret smiling for the camera with her mother and father.

Hong Kong - typhoon damage, boats, leisure

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures ships heaving in what appears to be the aftermath of a typhoon. Some ships are damaged, while others have been wrecked. Wreckage of is pulled from the water by a crowd of people. Subsequent footage captures junks, rowboats, and sampans, the Scott family relaxing on the beach and at their home, the view from the Scott home, and waves crashing against a rocky shore.

Hong Kong - waterfront, children playing

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a canopied Texaco ship and junks on the ocean; shots of the sun shining over the ocean and through the trees; a young Margaret being spoon-fed and washing her hands in a bucket; a construction site; expatriates wearing pith helmets and bow ties smiling for the camera; and a damaged junk.

Hong Kong - woman in aviation cap, Margaret

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a woman wearing an aviation cap; Margaret eating breakfast and posing the dog for the camera; Margaret standing among Christmas decorations; and Margaret posing with her mother.

Hong Kong : construction site, boats

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a construction site with local labourers hewing stone, shoveling earth, and carrying large loads over their shoulders using yokes, as well as various shots of boats and junks.

Hong Kong : waterskiing, swimming

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures shots of youths waterskiing (possibly at Tweed Bay) and the family playing in the water; drying off; and an unidentified man juggling a paper ball with his feet.

Hong Kong and Victoria -miscellaneous

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.

Joshua tree, mountains

Item is an amateur film which captures a man standing next to a Joshua tree in the desert and shots of the water and mountains. The last half of the reel is completely dark.

Kamloops

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Kamloops, British Columbia, which captures men and women picking apples in an orchard; shots of tractors and trucks; workers taking a break and laughing; panning shots over heaping boxes of apples and a nearby sleeping baby; a truck with a sign reading "D.S. Scott, Westsyde, Kamloops, B.C." with a dog peeping from the window; a man chopping at a tree with an axe; a shot of the water from the trees; a toddler walking with assistance from adults; and men packing boxes of apples.

New Westminster - bridges

Item is an amateur film which captures shots of the New Westminster Bridge (also known as the Frasier River Swing Bridge) and the Pattullo Bridge. In the film, the swing mechanism of the New Westminster Bridge is shown as ships pass through, and the span then returns to allow the waiting vehicle traffic to pass. Following shots capture a man climbing on the underside of the through arch Pattullo Bridge.

Panchromatic demonstration reel

Item is a Kodak commercial reel, demonstrating the capabilities of Kodak Panchromatic black and white film. The demonstration consists of shots of a variety of natural scenes (including waterfalls, rivers, and ponds); animals (including horses, dogs, and cats); boats (including canoes, sailboats, and a warship); an airplane; and a game with men attempting to capture a flag which sits atop a greased pole.

R. Murdock, Felix, Mac

Item is an amateur film which captures what appears to be the so-called "man without a country" George Dibbern and his boat, La Rapunga, with its "citizen of the world" flag. The film also captures Inner Harbour (Victoria, B.C.) and the Empress Hotel; various sailboats; a man (again perhaps George Dibbern) hula dancing and climbing the rigging on his boat; Margaret and a young boy sailing on a catboat; and various boats.

Royal Visit to Victoria, Vancouver Island British Columbia

Item is a film depicting the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria, BC. It shows the interior of the royal suite [at the Empress Hotel?], and the King and Queen visiting the city hall and provincial legislature before presenting the royal colours to the Royal Canadian Navy.

Royal visit #2

Item is a film which contains some of Douglas Scott's footage of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May of 1939. The film begins with the intertitle "Departure, May Thirty-first," with shots of the HMCS Prince Robert; "The Veterans are here in Force," followed by footage of soldiers marching in dress uniform, the royals arriving in a car, and King George VI inspecting soldiers. The royals then make their way to the ocean liner RMS Empress of Britain, where they then wave to the crowd from an upper tier of the vessel as the ship departs. The film ends with the intertitles "The Straits of Juan de Fuca ... In the foreground Canada ... in the background the towering Olympic Range in the United States ... two great nations living together in peace and Amity," and "We leave their majesties steaming Eastward, back to their family at the Heart of the Empire ... while Canadians from the Atlantic to Pacific unite in loyalty and affection for Our Sailor King and his Gracious Consort."

Royal visit to Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Item is a film shot by Douglas Scott of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria, British Columbia, in May of 1939. The film features the following intertitles and content: "It is late Spring and Dame Nature has contrived a Royal Background for a Royal Visit," with shots of vividly-colored flowers of many varieties; "After nightfall on May Twenty-ninth, two very Gracious People arrive on the Western Terminus of their Canadian Tour : In their honor the city is illuminated," with shots of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings adorned with lights in the darkness of night, and a fountain glowing with various colors; "Government House, where their Majesties stayed in Victoria" and "The interior of the Royal Suite;" "The next day at City Hall" and "...and at the Parliament Buildings," with shots of the parade and events of the day; "Royal Colors are presented to the Royal Canadian Navy that afternoon" and "The March Past," which captures military ceremonies involving the royals.

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