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Paley, William Daly 1857-1924

Overview
Works: 28 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 712 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Silent films  Naval history  Humor 
Classifications: PN1993.5.A1, 791.430973
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Most widely held works by William Daly Paley
Edison the invention of the movies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
War correspondents ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Shows a phase of the war excitement as it affects newpaper men at Key West, Florida. About a dozen war correspondents of the different New York papers are running up the street in a bunch to get to the cable office to get copy of cablegrams to be in turn transmitted to their different papers. They rush directly toward the audience, turn a corner in the immediate foreground and disappear down a side street. A good-natured struggle occurs here, to see who will make the turn first. Curious natives watch the unusual scene. A horse and carriage follow at a seemingly slow pace, showing by comparison what a rapid head-on foot race has been witnessed. 50 feet
Military camp at Tampa, taken from train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A wide plain, dotted with tents, gleaming white in the bright sunshine. Soldiers moving about everywhere, at all sorts of duties. In the background looms up a big cigar factory; giving the prosaic touch to the picture needful to bring out in sharp contrast the patriotism with which the scene inspires us. The camera was on a rapidly moving train, so the panoramic view is a wide one, and remarkably brilliant. 50 feet
Packing ammunition on mules, Cuba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: Dotting the horizon on the right of the picture is the great fleet of transports, while scattered all along the beach and piled high to the left are hundreds upon hundreds of ammunition cases. Soldier boys in the foreground are packing the boxes on the patient army mules. An officer stands by bossing the job. Two boxes are tied on each mule. (C. Musser, Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 452)
Cuban refugees waiting for rations ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A group of escaped reconcentrados, saved from the fate of starvation imposed by the Butcher, Weyler. They stand in line waiting, each man with his tin dish and cup. One expects to see just such men as these, after the centuries of Spanish oppression and tyranny. As they come forward, their walk, even, is listless and lifeless. The picture affords an exceedingly interesting racial character study. At one side stands a group of officers from the camp near by, accompanying several ladies who are seeing the sights. 50 feet
Cuban volunteers embarking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Men carrying rifles and bedrolls boarding ship via gangway
U.S. battleship "Indiana" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at the Dry Tortugas, and shows the most powerful fighting machine in the world to-day as she lies at anchor taking on coal. The decks are covered with marines and sailors. An immense barge lies along side, from which a large gang of negroes are hustling "King coal" into the battleship, on whose decks the coal passers run to and fro. The view is taken from a moving yacht and gives the effect of the vessel itself passing through the water. As the yacht passed the starboard quarter, the powerful 13-inch, 8-inch and 6-inch guns bristle from their turrets. She looks every inch of her great length, 348 feet. The photograph is excellent. 50 feet
U.S. troops landing at Daiquirí, Cuba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"U.S. troops in lifeboats are landing at a wooden pier in Daiquiri, Cuba; the men are part of Gen. William R. Shafter's expeditionary force sent to fight in Cuba during the Spanish-American War in June, 1898. The men alight from boats as earlier arrivals walk along the dock toward the camera; the soldiers are equipped with blanket rolls, haversacks, and rifles. One of the transport ships is visible in the background next to a high metal pier. Daiquiri was recommended to General Shafter as a landing site by Gen. Calixto Garcia because of the two piers built by an American mining company and the availability of fresh water. The actual landing proved to be disordered, but was fortunately unopposed by Spanish troops"--Theodore Roosevelt Association Film Collection catalog, p. 162
Blanket-tossing a new recruit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films catalog: Company F, 1st Ohio Volunteers, initiating a new man. Nineteen times he bounces in the blanket, and each toss is funnier than the last one. 50 feet. $7.50
Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From the Theodore Roosevelt Association Film Collection catalog, p. 50: About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. A group of mules loaded with boxes of ammunition is being driven along a trail, probably near Santiago, Cuba. Some of the men may be civilian mule skinners hired by the Army to handle the pack mules
N.Y. Journal despatch yacht "Buccaneer" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Shows the despatch boat of the "New York Journal" steaming through the water, having aboard the war correspondents. This is one of the fastest yachts engaged in the business. She approaches rapidly and as she cuts through the sea her prow throws the water in a white spray on either side. This is an excellent picture of a good subject. The bow waves are especially fine. 50 feet
Colored troops disembarking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: The steamer "Mascotte" has reached her dock at Port Tampa, and the 2d Battalion of Colored Infantry is going ashore. Tide is very high, and the gang plank is extra steep; and it is laughable to see the extreme caution displayed by the soldiers clambering down. The commanding officer struts on the wharf, urging them to hurry. Two boat stewards in glistening white duck coats, are interested watchers--looking for "tips" perhaps. The picture is full of fine light and shadow effects. 50 feet
Burial of the "Maine" victims ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Taken at Key West, Fla., March 27, 1898. First comes a detachment of sailors and marines in the left foreground, while at the right is seen a crowd of small colored boys, which precedes any public procession in the South. Then follow the nine hearses, each coffin draped with THE FLAG. At the side of each wagon walk the pall bearers, surviving comrades, their heads bowed in attitudes of grief. Next come naval officers and marines, and lastly a procession of carriages, followed by a large crowd on foot. The scene is reproduced as it actually occurred. The figures are life size and well in the foreground"--Edison films "war extra" catalog
Morro Castle, Havana Harbor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around the promontory, an excellent view is afforded of the entire fortress. Waves are seen dashing up against the rocks at the foot of abutments. The lighthouse and sentry-box are so near that the guard is plainly seen pacing up and down. The photograph is excellent; and in view of a probable bombardment, when the old-fashioned masonry will melt away like butter under the fire of 13-inch guns, the view is of historic value. 50 feet
U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Here is a freight train of thirty cars loaded with baggage and ambulance supplies for the 9th U.S. Cavalry. In the foreground a score of troopers are pulling, lifting and hauling an ambulance from a flat car. It slides down the inclined planks with a sudden rush that makes the men "hustle" to keep it from falling off. Drill engine on the next track darts past with sharp quick puffs of smoke. A very brisk scene. 50 feet
Travels of a lost trunk ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1905 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Consists of a number of short scenes: a man in front of a house attempts to sneak past a huge dog; a man standing on a ladder kisses a woman through a window; the same man embraces the woman in her boudoir while she is sitting on his lap. Several other scenes follow, ending up with a man getting out of a trunk that has just rolled down a large flight of stairs. He is the same man who was seen int the woman's boudoir. How he got into the trunk is not shown
Troops making military road in front of Santiago ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: Here is a detail of the 34th Michigan Regiment engaged in road making. Under command of Captain Dodd of Troop E, 3rd Regular Cavalry, they are road making, that the siege guns may go to the front. The chaparral and thick underbrush has been cleared away, and the soldiers are working with picks and shovels, to make the way passable. (C. Musser, Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 456)
Roosevelt's Rough Riders embarking for Santiago ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Soldiers in Spanish-American War uniforms moving boxes towards a steamship on the dock
Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and Captain Sigsbee of the ill-fated "Maine" coming down the steps. As they reach the bottom a waiting attaché approaches the Secretary and hands him a letter. In the meantime Capt. Sigsbee and his friend walk toward the immediate foreground, in earnest conversation. They are quickly joined by the Secretary and the attaché. Here they halt and apparently debate some important question. Additional action is lent to the scene by ladies and gentlemen descending the steps. The background is formed by the handsome building of the Navy Department. The figures are full life size, and are excellent portraits of the famous Captain and the Secretary. This picture excites the keenest interest whenever it is shown. 50 feet
Montreal Fire Department on runners ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films catalog: First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical apparatus mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is followed closely by hose apparatus mounted on double runner sleds. Next comes a water tower mounted on a set of double runners and drawn by four beautiful horses. This is followed very closely by an engine drawn by a four-horse string team. Next comes a hook and ladder mounted on a double set of runners and drawn by a four-horse string team. This is followed by another engine on double runners and drawn by a four-horse string team, and a second hose carriage, and a Protective Insurance outfit bring up in the rear. The different apparatus, with their puffing horses, make a very exciting appearance as they pass the camera. It being a very cold day, the breath leaves the horses nostrils in great white puffs as they gallop through the snow-clad streets. Length 100 feet. $15.00
 
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