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Douglas Stewart Scott fonds Ships Video
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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.

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 - 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.

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."

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.

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 of the dry-docked ship typically obscured by water, including the ship's propellers and depth markers on the hull.