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|1232||Wendell H. Gilley holding Official Seal of the State of Maine, 1955|
Wendell Gilley holding the carving of the Maine state seal he carved for the Northeast Harbor Public Library
|1230||Wendell H. Gilley Holding Owl Carving|
Wendell Gilley outdoors holding small carving of an owl perched on a driftwood branch
|1229||Wendell H. Gilley Carving a Grouse|
Wendell Gilley in his workshop carving, tools hanging on wall next to him
|1228||Wendell H. Gilley, September 1974|
Wendell Gilley next to a shelf holding carving of Canada geese
|1227||Wendell H. Gilley Holding Eagle Carving and Miniature Mallard, Summer 1971|
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."
|1226||Wendell H. Gilley with Eagle, November 1970|
Wendell Gilley standing next to unfinished half life size carved eagle
|1223||Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop - Oct. 1971|
Wendell Gilley at work on a carving in his workshop.
|1222||Wendell H. Gilley with Osprey - 1972|
Wendell Gilley holding carved osprey in a snow covered yard, Southeast Harbor, Maine
|1225||Wendell H. Gilley Carving Eagle|
Wendell Gilley at workbench carving eagle with raised wings
|1224||Wendell H. Gilley in his Workshop|
Wendell Gilley working on a carving, cormorants and herons on the wall behind him
|1198||Letter from Steven C. Rockefeller to Members of the Wendell Gilley Museum Nominating Committee|
Letter concerning the proposed nomination of Arthur Rogers, Jr. for trustee of the museum by Jim Wallis
|1199||Letter to Mrs. Otis D. Wolfe from Steven C. Rockefeller|
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.
|1200||Letter from Raymond L. Stearns to Nina Gormley|
Letter to the Museum Director about sending the museum copies of letters received from Wendell Gilley. Enclosed are two letters by Wendell Gilley to Mr. Stearns.
|1202||Letter to Raymond L. Stearns from Wendell Gilley|
Written on museum letterhead, this letter describes the opening of the Wendell Gilley Museum and mentions Wendell Gilley's donation of his carvings to the museum
|1211||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Byron Cheever|
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.
|1212||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
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.
|1214||Letter to Byron Cheever from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
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.
|1215||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
This letter thanks Gilley for sending a vise. O'Brien also encloses correspondence with Byron Cheever about publishing Gilley's book.
|1197||Letter to Wendell Gilley Museum from Isabel Thacher|
This letter describes three birds (a bobwhite, a yellowlegs, and a gull) carved by Wendell Gilley and owned by the letter writer, Isabel Thacher.
|1196||Letter from James C. Collins to The Eider|
Letter to the editor of the Wendell Gilley Museum's publication, The Eider, from James C. Collins after learning of Wendell Gilley's death
Miniature; carved figure of bearded man with blue plaid scarf, white shirt, brown coat and trousers, wearing sou'wester; carved and painted detail, attached to square bottom base. Marked "by W.H. Gilley" on underside.
Miniature; carved figure of bearded man with pipe, wearing hat, red patterned scarf, light blue shirt, dark blue trousers, high block boots; attached to rectangular wooden base. Marked "by W.H. Gilley" on underside.
|1003||Wendell Holmes Gilley|
Gilley smokes a pipe while carving an Osprey.
|1005||Bragdon - Addie (Bragdon) Gilley (1905-1983)|
Addie Gilley’s created an outstanding collection of her husband’s work. The carvings that Addie so wisely saved over the years became the core of the Museum’s permanent collection. Wendell and Addie were the guests of honor at the opening of the Gilley Museum on July 12, 1981. They remained active in the museum until their deaths a few months apart in 1983.
|1004||Wendell Holmes Gilley|
|1002||Gilley - Wendell Holmes Gilley (1904-1983)|
Wendell Gilley is a name well known among carvers and carving collectors. Author of The Art of Bird Carving: A Guide to a Fascinating Hobby, one of the earliest instructional books on the subject, Gilley was a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving. By his estimate, he created “ten thousand birds of pine and paint” between 1931 and 1983. (Gilley also loved alliteration; it should be noted that most of his carvings were made of basswood.) [show more]