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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia, which captures an arbourist climbing a tree with ropes and spiked boots, hacking branches with an axe, and stopping for a cigarette break at the top of the tree; a shot of a large steam boat seen through the porte cochere of the Empress Hotel (Victoria, BC); and close-up shots of roses, most likely taken at either the Empress Hotel or Beacon Hill Park.
Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia, which captures men and women walking down Douglas Street in downtown Victoria. The Hudson's Bay Company store can be seen in the distance. Subsequent shots capture cars at night, people, signs, buildings along the Inner Harbour, including the Customs House, and the steamer Princess Elizabeth docking at the Canadian Pacific dock.
Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia, which captures a man kissing and waving goodbye to an elderly couple, as well as panning shots over what appear to be family photographs affixed to a tack board.
Item is an amateur film which captures several shots of what appears to be a destroyer-class war ship flying the flag of the Royal Navy viewed from a nearby Canadian Navy ship. A vessel flying both the flags of Nazi Germany and the British Navy is then approached, and a ceremony involving several Canadian and German navymen is held. The German kriegsmarine navymen are frisked. Several cameramen and civilians are also in attendance.
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.
Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong and Victoria, British Columbia, which captures the streets of Hong Kong; followed by shots of daffodils being picked and bundled by workers; flowers; a sailboat; and Hatley Park in British Columbia.
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.
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.
The fonds consists of records made or received by the City of Vancouver and its various departments and offices, including boards and agencies that report directly to the City, as well as the records of the Municipality of Point Grey and the Municipality of South Vancouver prior to the amalgamation of these municipalities into the City of Vancouver on Jan 1, 1929. The fonds does not include the records of the Vancouver Public Library, the Vancouver Police Department, or the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation (these records may be found in each board's respective fonds).