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Paley, William Daly 1857-1924

Overview
Works: 29 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 733 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Silent films  Naval history  Humor 
Roles: Director
Classifications: LC331 (PAPER POS), 791.430973
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Most widely held works by William Daly Paley
Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and held by 694 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
U.S. troops landing at Daiquiri, Cuba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"These are the first U.S. troops to land on Cuban soil, June 22, 1898. The picture shows a long perspective view of the pier at Baiquiri [sic], the point chosen so strategically for the landing of General Shafter's army. At the end of the wharf are the coal dumps and ore elevators used by the mining company operating the famous iron mines at Juragua, five miles away. On the right of the picture is seen the stern of a huge transport as she rides at anchor, and in the distance, stretching far out to the horizon, are other vessels of the fleet"--Edison motion pictures 1890-1900 (from The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15)
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
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
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
Blanket-tossing a new recruit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"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"--Edison films catalog
Wreck of the battleship "Maine" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Taken in Havana Harbor from a moving launch, and shows the wreck of the "Maine" surrounded by wrecking boats and other vessels. The warped and twisted remains show how thoroughly this immense mass of iron and steel was blown out of all semblance of a vessel. The background of this picture is formed by the shores of Havana Harbor, and as the yacht moves around, a panoramic view of the shores adds an interesting feature"--Edison films "war extra" catalog
U.S. cavalry supplies unloading at Tampa, Florida ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"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"--Edison films "war extra" catalog
Trained cavalry horses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
From Edison films catalog: Shows the wonderful intelligence of these Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry, horses. At a command they lie down promptly, and at another order scramble to their feet. 50 feet. $7.50
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
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
Soldiers washing dishes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Some men in military uniform, others in civilian clothes, bringing cups and cutlery to wash, tents and building in background. Actual washing 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
"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"--The Phonoscope
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
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
Colored troops disembarking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1898 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"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"--Edison films "war extra" catalog
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 attacheĢ 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 attacheĢ. 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
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
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)
 
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