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Bicycle ride

Item is an amateur film which captures images of Vancouver in 1974 as the creator, Hans Sipma, rode his bicycle about the city. The ride begins near Semlin Dr. and 1st Ave. and proceeds north to Kitchener St., then turns left onto Garden Drive and continues to East Hastings. Some storefronts on East Hastings are briefly visible before the ride continues northbound on Nanaimo, with Crown Mountain and Mt. Fromme visible on the horizon. The ride proceeds north to Wall St., and then along Wall St. eastbound to the Second Narrows Bridge (now the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing).

Crossing into North Vancouver, the bike is directed westbound along Main, Cotton Dr., and Low Level Rd., where the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool substation is visible. The bike detours over the train tracks and onto Pier 94, capturing images of ships, cranes, and lumber piles before continuing west via Esplanade Ave., Forbes Ave., and 3rd St. to Marine Drive. The ride then captures stills westbound along Marine Drive, passing Pemberton Ave. and Capilano Rd. before crossing Lions Gate Bridge back into Vancouver.

From the bridge, Mr. Sipma ventured up on a trail to Prospect Point before proceeding southbound on Stanley Park Dr., then catching another trail down to Third Beach. Along the seawall numerous people are seen walking, and the downtown skyline grows nearer. He proceeds past Second Beach Pool and captures several stills of Englesea Lodge. As he travels down the Seaside Bicycle Route, the Burrard Street Bridge can be seen in the background.

He makes his way up Beach Ave. before carrying his bicycle up a set of concrete stairs to the surface of Burrard Street Bridge, where he dodges those walking on the sidewalk as he rides southbound. He pauses briefly at the intersection of Burrard and Cornwall before riding southeast toward Granville Island. As he continues along the Seaside Bicycle Route, a great deal of construction can be seen along the south side waterfront of False Creek. There are glimpses of the north shore of False Creek. Mr. Sipma emerges from the trail and heads east, pausing briefly at Cambie and 2nd Ave. before heading along 1st Ave. He heads north up Quebec St. He then turns to head back home, heading down Main St., and then 1st Ave. via Terminal Ave until he hits Victoria Dr., from which he turns homebound into an alley just as the film runs out. During his ride, Mr. Sipma captures gas prices, buses, cars, stores, signs, city skylines and buildings, clothing, and much more in 1974 Vancouver.

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.

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.

Spring

Item is an amateur film which opens with a "Photographed by Douglas Stewart Scott : Supplied by Scott Camera Craft Limited 1015 Douglas St. Victoria BC" intertitle. The film is composed of shots of spring around Victoria. Shots include flowers and gardens; lakes, meadows and trees at Beacon Hill Park; animals, including ducks, bears, and pheasant at the Beacon Hill Park zoo; a rural area with cows, puppies, and sheep; and a ship. The Empress Hotel, British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Inner Harbour and CPR steamships are visible in some of the shots.

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.

Seagull Island

Item is an amateur film which captures a visit to a garden (possibly Butchart Gardens), followed by shots of seagulls and cormorants on a small island.

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.

Victoria - Government House, royal visit footage, and soldiers departing

Item is a film which contains some of Douglas Scott's footage of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria, British Columbia, in May of 1939. The film captures a car approaching Government House; Margaret by the water; intertitles reading "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," and "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;" a large pole being painted by a man elevated by a pulley; the fountains and structures of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings illuminated for the royal visit; the parade, a marching band, and Mounties; a golf game; flowers; and youths riding horses. The end of the film captures soldiers marching.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wisconsin, New York + U.S. trip DC

Item is an amateur film from the Scott family's trip to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C.. Footage includes shots of a geyser at Yellowstone; Lower Falls; bears walking on a road; mountains; a marching band in a stadium; Margaret posing with the Scott family dog; the steeple of Trinity Church in New York; ice skating; neon signs in Times Square at night; donkeys carrying baggage; Margaret posing near cacti; a family emerging from a house; a church; and waves rolling over a rocky shoreline.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

War ships and ceremony

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.

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.

Victoria : saying goodbye, photographs

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.

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.

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.

Victoria - royal visit : [outtakes]

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia. The film is very brief and is composed of a variety of short shots including flowers, a sedan backing up, a large steam ship with onlookers from a dock, soldiers marching, people eating dinner, and short shot of a soldier in dress uniform with a Union Jack shield visible on a building behind him. The film appears to be outtakes from Scott's footage of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Victoria in 1939.

Victoria - downtown and Inner Harbour

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.

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.

Soldiers on ship leaving port

Item is an amateur film which captures a ship full of Canadian soldiers departing. The soldiers wave toward those seeing them off from the docks; some soldiers dangle their feet from the side of the ship, while others climb for a better view. A band can also be seen playing before the ship departs from its berth.

Victoria - flowers, Camera Craft sign

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia, the first half of which primarily captures many shots of young apple trees in bloom, and flowers in a garden (possibly Beacon Hill Park). The second half of the film captures Scott's neon Camera Craft sign blinking at night.

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.

Victoria - arborist, waterfront, roses

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.

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.

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.

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 - 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.

Victoria - Remembrance Day

Item is an amateur film which captures Remembrance Day proceedings in Victoria, British Columbia. A ceremony is being held on the grounds of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the Inner Harbour area, where soldiers and veterans in ceremony stand around the War Memorial. The soldiers march and line up, various men in formal dress take turns placing a wreath at the base of the statue (including Premier Duff Pattullo), and a military band plays. The film closes with a blurry shot of Margaret.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 : 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 - 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.

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.

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.

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