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1004Wendell Holmes Gilley at Work on a Goose
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Wendell Gilley painting a Canada Goose. Reverse side marked: "W SW '75"
1484Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
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Wendell Gilley at work at his carving desk
1480Rough Draft of Article by Fred Clark for The Mallet
  • Document, Manuscript
  • Carvings
  • People
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The published version of this draft appeared with the title "A Visit with Wendell Gilley, A Legend in the Carving World" in the National Carver's Museum publication, The Mallet. The author indicates that in Nov. 1979 Wendell told him about the planned building of the Wendell Gilley Museum.
1410Letter to Wendell Gilley Museum from John A. Silver, Sept. 9, 1986
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • People
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Letter describes Mr. Silver's visit to Elmer Crowell's workshop where he purchased several miniature bird carvings, and his subsequent visit to Wendell Gilley's workshop. Enclosed are photographs of a greater yellowlegs and a duck carved by Crowell. Silver also describes Wendell Gilley's trip to Abercrombie and Fitch where he was inspired to start bird carving.
1236Downeast Bird Carvings Exhibit Catalog
  • Publication, Catalog
  • Carvings
  • People
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Catalog of an exhibition of Wendell Gilley's bird carvings held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia from October 29, 1976 through January 9, 1977
1456Wendell Gilley Carving a Bird
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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"Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
1455Wendell Gilley Carving Wings
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  • Birds
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"Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
1454Wendell Gilley Carving a Bird
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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"Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
1452Wendell Gilley Painting a Godwit
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Wendell Gilley painting a carving in his workshop with a pipe in his mouth. "Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
1451Wendell Gilley Painting a Canada Goose
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Wendell Gilley seated in his workshop next to a window with miniature carvings on windowsill. "Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
1444Ed Moore and Wendell Gilley at the National Woodcarvers Association Meeting, Herkimer, N.Y., May 1967.
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Photograph accompanies letter from Donald M. Fenner to the Gilley Museum. The two carvers are shown seated with various carvings by Wendell Gilley. The pintail in Gilley's hands was given to Fenner. Back of photograph marked: "N.Y.S. Wood carvers Convention Herkimer - May 1967 " ; stamped: "Carlyle W. Kennedy."
1443Ed Moore and Wendell Gilley at the National Woodcarvers Association Meeting, Herkimer, N.Y., May 1967.
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Photograph accompanies letter from Donald M. Fenner to the Gilley Museum. The two carvers are shown seated with various carvings by Wendell Gilley. The pintail in Gilley's hands was given to Fenner. Back of photograph marked: "'Captain' Ed Moore, Wendell L. [sic] Gilley, Woodcarvers Meeting, Herkimer, N.Y. May 1967"
1442Photograph of Helen Lay Strong, Ed Gallenstein and Wendell Gilley at the National Woodcarvers Association Meeting, Herkimer, N.Y., May 1967.
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Photograph accompanies letter from Donald M. Fenner to the Gilley Museum. Back of photograph marked: "Helen Lay Strong - died June 13, 1995, Ed Gallenstein - President National Woodcarvers Association, Wendell Gilley, NWCA Herkimer Meeting, May 1967".
1441Photograph of Donald M. Fenner and Wendell Gilley at the National Woodcarvers Association Meeting, Herkimer, N.Y., May 1967.
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Photograph accompanies letter from Donald M. Fenner to the Gilley Museum. Back of photograph marked: "DMF, Wendell Gilley, NWCA Meeting Herkimer, N.Y. May 1967, examining carvings by Erwin Caldwell".
1439Letter from Wendell H. Gilley to Fred Clark, November 6, 1978
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Letter to the President of Warren Tool Co., Fred Clark, containing Wendell Gilley's pencil illustrations of carving knives and blades
1430Wendell H. Gilley Holding Carved Osprey
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley outdoors holding carved osprey
1365Letter to the Wendell Gilley Museum from Sonia Cohn, Apr. 4, 1983
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • People
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The letter writer is asking for more information on Wendell Gilley after watching a Boston television program profiling him. She also mentions owning a Gilley carving of a mallard pair.
1280Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop - Dec. 1960
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Wendell Gilley in his workshop with carvings of cormorants, heron, and osprey.
1212Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • People
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Note from O'Brien included with a copy of a letter from Byron Cheever. O'Brien mentions having been asked by Peggy Rockefeller if Gilley would sell her a flock of geese.
1211Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Byron Cheever
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Carvings
  • Other, Literature
  • People
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Cheever writes that he has received the materials for Gilley's book and that he read the new chapter on decoys and thought it was well done. He also talks about meeting carver Harold Haertel in Chicago at a meeting of decoy collectors.
1232Wendell H. Gilley holding Official Seal of the State of Maine, 1955
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
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Wendell Gilley holding the carving of the Maine state seal he carved for the Northeast Harbor Public Library
1230Wendell H. Gilley Holding Owl Carving
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
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Wendell Gilley outdoors holding small carving of an owl perched on a driftwood branch
1229Wendell H. Gilley Carving a Grouse
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley in his workshop carving, tools hanging on wall next to him
1228Wendell H. Gilley, September 1974
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley next to a shelf holding carving of Canada geese
1227Wendell H. Gilley Holding Eagle Carving and Miniature Mallard, Summer 1971
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley standing in front of garage holding two carvings, an eagle and his first carving, a mallard made in 1930. On back of photo: "Wendell, Gilley, summer 1971, taken by Diane L. Kelly, his 1st & present bird in progress."