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1196Letter from James C. Collins to The Eider
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Object, Other Object, Decoys
  • People
Description:
Letter to the editor of the Wendell Gilley Museum's publication, The Eider, from James C. Collins after learning of Wendell Gilley's death
1214Letter to Byron Cheever from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Object, Woodworking, Woodworking Vise
  • Other, Literature
  • People
Description:
This letter praises Wendell Gilley's inventiveness, his carving and his book . O'Brien refers to a vise for holding decoys and carvings for painting that Wendell includes in the book.
1215Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Object, Woodworking, Woodworking Vise
  • People
Description:
This letter thanks Gilley for sending a vise. O'Brien also encloses correspondence with Byron Cheever about publishing Gilley's book.
1218Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Other Object, Decoys
Description:
Letter describing the making of 36 duck decoys.. O'brien also mentions picking up a finished woodcock from Gilley.
1219Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Other Object, Decoys
Description:
O'Brien acknowledges receipt of a spotted sandpiper carving from Gilley and discusses a handle Gillely designed for an X-Acto blade as well as decoy designs.
1485Steven Valleau in his workshop
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Object, Art
  • People
Description:
Artist-in-Residence Steven Valleau at work on one of a series of panels for the outside of the museum building marking the museum's fifteenth anniversary.
1486Osprey relief on side of Wendell Gilley Museum building
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Art
Description:
Panel carved by Gilley Museum Artist-in-Residence Steven Valleau ca 1995 ; one of a series marking the fifteenth anniversary of the museum.
1487Puffin relief on side of Wendell Gilley Museum building
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Art
Description:
Panel carved by Gilley Museum Artist-in-Residence Steven Valleau ca 1995 ; one of a series marking the fifteenth anniversary of the museum.
1488American robin relief on side of Wendell Gilley Museum building
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Art
Description:
Panel carved by Gilley Museum Artist-in-Residence Steven Valleau ca 1995
1489Heron relief on side of Wendell Gilley Museum building
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Art
Description:
Panel carved by Gilley Museum Artist-in-Residence Steven Valleau ca 1995 ; one of a series marking the fifteenth anniversary of the museum.
1490Owl relief on side of Wendell Gilley Museum building
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Art
Description:
Panel carved by Gilley Museum Artist-in-Residence Steven Valleau ca 1995 ; one of a series marking the fifteenth anniversary of the museum.
1548Wendell H. Gilley's workbench
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Furnishings, Table, Workbench
  • People
Description:
Photograph of Wendell Gilley's workbench in his Southwest Harbor workshop
1549Wendell H. Gilley's Workshop
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Furnishings, Table, Workbench
Description:
Wendell Gilley converted a barber's chair into the work "bench" shown in this photograph taken in his workshop.
1561Common eider relief on side of Wendell Gilley Museum building
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • Object, Art
Description:
Panel carved by Gilley Museum Artist-in-Residence Steven Valleau ca 1995 ; one of a series marking the fifteenth anniversary of the museum.
1569Nina Gormley with Whooping Cranes Sculpture
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Art
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley Museum Director Nina Gormley standing in front of the museum with Whooping Cranes by Walter Matia, 1990.
1570Nina Gormley and Wendell Gilley Museum Trustees with Whooping Cranes Sculpture
  • Image, Photograph
  • Object, Art
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley Museum Director Nina Gormley and members of the museum's board of trustees standing in front of the museum with Whooping Cranes by Walter Matia, 1990.
1571Whooping Cranes
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Object, Art
Description:
Whooping Cranes by Walter Matia, 1990. Dedicated May 26, 1992 in memory of Foster B. Whitlock
1217Benefit Art Auction and Appraisal Day flyer
  • Document, Advertising, Brochure
  • Events, Auction
  • Object, Art
Description:
Flyer advertising the Wendell Gilley Museum Benefit Art Auction and Appraisal Day, Aug. 10, 1990. Auctioned items included a framed set of prints, "20 Birds of Mount Desert Island" by Carroll Sargent Tyson.
1199Letter to Mrs. Otis D. Wolfe from Steven C. Rockefeller
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Object, Art
  • People
Description:
Letter to the donor of a bronze sculpture by Walther Matia in memory of Foster Whitlock . The letter thanks her for her donation of the sculpture to the museum and describes the dedication ceremony.
1598Carved Wooden Molds
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • Object, Metalworking, Casting Mold
Description:
Various wooden molds Wendell Gilley carved for use in making cast lead feet