W.J. Reilly (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

W.J. Reilly

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.27276

Call Number: LC-B2- 4658-12


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    • 15/Jul/2016 16:07:44

    William J. Reilly, U.S. Navy sailor, stationed on the battleship U.S.S. Michigan, was a popular singer. pages.stolaf.edu/americanmusic/tag/william-j-reilly/

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    • 15/Jul/2016 16:11:11

    The photos were taken on the USS Recruit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Recruit_(1917)

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    • 19/Jul/2016 16:15:34

    According to this September, 1917 item from The New York Clipper, he was doing recruiting and (presumably patriotic) vaudeville: "SAILOR REILLY GETS 16 WEEKS William J. Reilly, who appeared in vaudeville recently, putting over a piano-logue and aiding in the recruiting for the Navy, will receive four months' leave from the battleship Michigan on December 28. He will use the time in playing sixteen weeks of vaudeville, opening January 7 at Keith's Theatre, Washington." fultonhistory.com/highlighter/highlight-for-xml?uri=http%... In August, 1918, he was identified as a sergeant and was performing at a childrens war savings rally in Madison Square Garden with the U.S.S. Recruit band: "Sergeant William J. Reilly. who is now on recruiting duty, claimed the undivided attention of the large audience of youngsters when he sang "Keep Your Head Down, Frltzie Boy." and "Over There." fultonhistory.com/highlighter/highlight-for-xml?uri=http%...

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    • 19/Jul/2016 16:41:15

    He recorded as "Sailor Reilly" for Victor in March, 1918: adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/30053/Reilly... Here's one of the recordings: WE'RE ALL GOING CALLING ON THE KAISER by William J 'Sailor' Reilly www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBFewy2eT4w

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    Jessica cook2

    • 31/Jul/2016 21:06:22


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    Greg (LOC P&P)

    • 02/Aug/2016 13:10:42

    Thanks, All, we can add info here and elsewhere.