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Victoria (B.C.) Steamboats With digital objects
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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.

[S.S. Beaver boiler ; S.S. Beaver at anchor in James Bay, Victoria]

Item is a postcard printed with two images. One image shows the boiler of S.S. Beaver at an outdoor display; the caption below this image reads, "Was wrecked July, 1888, at entrance to Burrard Inlet, B.C. Purchased and raised by C.C. Pilkey, Sept. 1906." The other image shows the S.S. Beaver at anchor in James Bay; the caption below this image reads, "S.S. Beaver at anchor in James Bay, Victoria[.] Photograph taken during her early days. Wrecked July [1888] at entrance to Burrard Inlet[.]" A hand-written note on the verso of this postcard reads, "Van B.C. March 1913[.] This [P.C.?] is also copyrighted in U.S.A. + Canada. [C.C.P.?]"