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The Empress of Asia

Item is an amateur film which captures the ocean liner RMS Empress of Asia as workers on scaffolding use brushes attached to long poles to apply BAPCO anti-corrosive second coat paint to the hull of the large ship. Multiple angles reveal features ...

Railway trestle embankment construction

Item consists of a motion picture film which chronologically documents the construction of an embankment built to support a set of wooden railway trestles. The embankment was constructed by S.S. Magoffin and Company Railway Contractors for Canadia...

Magoffin, Samuel S.

[Spencer] family [at Aberthau]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family in the gardens of their home at 1750 Trimble St. in Vancouver. Film documents Colonel and Mrs. Victor Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Barbara, Diana, and Victor Vance.

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...

[Spencer children at Earlscourt]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children swimming in a pool and playing on the grounds of the Spencer family ranch at Lytton, B.C. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and her children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Barbara, Diana, and Victo...

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 st...

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 pass...

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 l...

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...

Vancouver footage

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. Footage shows the Georgia Hotel, the Court House (now Vancouver Art Gallery), a parade in downtown Vancouver, various scenes with automobiles, as well as some candid scenes in rural areas.

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 f...

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 - 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,...

Tennis - 1926

Item is an amateur film documenting a private tennis game; a brief yacht party scene, and Eric Hamber and Mrs. Hamber walking their dog and showing their garden at Greencroft House (3838 Cypress Street) to unidentified guests.

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 he...

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 h...

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 o...

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 ...

Tennis - Greencroft

Item is an amateur film documenting a private singles and a private doubles tennis match between unidentified guests of the Hamber family at their residence at 3838 Cypress Street. One of the guests standing in the right corner of the screen is po...

[Spencer children]

Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise (?), Trudean (?), Diana, Barbara, and Victor Vance Spencer at a picnic, riding horses, and swimming in the pool at Earlscourt.

Poppsie England Wood Family

Item is a film made up of several films that have been spliced together. The film documents the Wood family’s trip to England and contains footage of the steamship journey, the Queen’s Guard parading, a war memorial, St. James’ Park, Buckingham Pa...

Boalts ‘26

Item is an amateur film showing people with dogs in the snow and Sam and Margaret Magoffin with her parents, the Boalts, having a picnic in the woods, at the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and then at the beach where the men change a tire on the car....

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 wate...

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.

Northshore Terminal Railway - Vancouver Harbour

Item is an amateur film showing the work of the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Limited Railway Contractors company, likely during construction of the North Shore Terminal Railway in North Vancouver. Activities documented include the blasting and clearing...

Vancouver Harbour Northshore Terminal [Railway]

Item is an amateur film showing the work of the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Limited Railway Contractors company during construction of the North Shore Terminal Railway in North Vancouver. Activities documented include the blasting and clearing of soil...

Polo June/27 - Douglas Lake vs. Vancouver

Item is an amateur film documenting a polo game between Douglas Lake and the Vancouver Polo Team. The film includes footage of crowds and poloists between periods of play, and a full shot of Colonel Chaplin on horse.

Why Girls Leave Home (Part I) Greencroft Harem Party

Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and 5 unidentified female guests in costumes, dancing, smoking and making fruit offering...

[Why girls leave home] Part 2 [Greencroft] Harem [Party]

Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and a costumed Eric Hamber with 6 unidentified female guests in costumes laughing, smok...

Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats and costumed marchers, and crowds watching the parade as it moves south on Dunsmuir Street past t...

Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats with fairy tale and storybook themes, and the arrival of Santa Claus.

Greencroft - Badminton '28

Item is an amateur film documenting several badminton games between unidentified guests of the Hamber family at their residence on 3838 Cypress Street. The film also shows footage of the guests chatting at the side of the court, and two full shots...

Polo Game for BC Challenge Trophy, June 20, 1928

Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Polo team defeating Douglas Lake 13-4 for BC Challenge Trophy. The film contains footage primarily of the match being played, with Norman Drysdale scoring for the Vancouver Team. It also shows Mrs....

[Spencer] family

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children and their grandfather R.V. Winch playing at Jericho Beach in Vancouver. Hangars of the Royal Canadian Air Force Base are visible. The film also documents a gathering of people and automobi...

Bastard Love [part 2]

Item is a film containing the second part of the Rogers family film entitled "Bastard Love." Intertitles appear throughout.

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