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1232Wendell H. Gilley holding Official Seal of the State of Maine, 1955Image, PhotographPeople
Carvings
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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 CarvingImage, PhotographPeople
Carvings
Birds
Description:
Wendell Gilley outdoors holding small carving of an owl perched on a driftwood branch
1229Wendell H. Gilley Carving a GrouseImage, PhotographPeople
Carvings
Birds
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Wendell Gilley in his workshop carving, tools hanging on wall next to him
1228Wendell H. Gilley, September 1974Image, PhotographPeople
Carvings
Birds
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Wendell Gilley next to a shelf holding carving of Canada geese
1227Wendell H. Gilley Holding Eagle Carving and Miniature Mallard, Summer 1971Image, PhotographPeople
Carvings
Birds
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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."
1226Wendell H. Gilley with Eagle, November 1970Image, PhotographPeople
Birds
Carvings
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Wendell Gilley standing next to unfinished half life size carved eagle
1225Wendell H. Gilley Carving EagleImage, PhotographPeople
Birds
Carvings
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Wendell Gilley at workbench carving eagle with raised wings
1224Wendell H. Gilley in his WorkshopImage, PhotographPeople
Carvings
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Wendell Gilley working on a carving, cormorants and herons on the wall behind him
1223Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop - Oct. 1971Image, PhotographPeople
Carvings
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Wendell Gilley at work on a carving in his workshop.
1222Wendell H. Gilley with Osprey - 1972Image, PhotographPeople
Carvings
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Wendell Gilley holding carved osprey in a snow covered yard, Southeast Harbor, Maine
1221Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceOther, Literature
Birds
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Letter discusses publishing Gilley's book in a limited edition as well as including a photograph of Gilley with an osprey as an insert. It also mentions a carving of an owl and another of a bobwhite quail on a hatchet.
1220Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceBirds
Carvings
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Thank you letter for a gift of a carved pair of ruffed grouse
1219Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceCarvings
Birds
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.
1218Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceDecoys
Birds
Carvings
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Letter describing the making of 36 duck decoys.. O'brien also mentions picking up a finished woodcock from Gilley.
1217Benefit Art Auction and Appraisal Day flyerPublication, BrochureEvents
Other, Art
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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.
1216Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceBirds
Places, Island
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Letter describing O'Brien's sailing trip around Buckle Island, Swans Island and others and the eiders and ospreys he saw. This letter also mentions Gilley's idea for a museum.
1215Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceOther, Tools
People
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This letter thanks Gilley for sending a vise. O'Brien also encloses correspondence with Byron Cheever about publishing Gilley's book.
1214Letter to Byron Cheever from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceOther, Literature
People
Other, Tools
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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.
1213Letter From Byron Cheever to Wendell H. GilleyDocument, CorrespondenceOther, Literature
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Photocopy of the original from Bryan Cheever listing questions he had regarding publishing Gilley's book. Gilley's answers as dictated to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. are in pencil after each question.
1212Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceCarvings
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 CheeverDocument, CorrespondenceCarvings
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.
1210Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Thomas C. SchullerDocument, CorrespondenceCarvings
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This letter asks Gilley to repair one of a pair of herons that was damaged in a move.
1209Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Byron CheeverDocument, CorrespondenceOther, Literature
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Contains instructions for making changes to Gilley's book The Art of Bird Carving for a new edition.
1208Letter to Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. from Byron CheeverDocument, CorrespondenceOther, Literature
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Letter acknowledges receipt of a copy of O'Brien's letter to Wendell H. Gilley. Cheever promises to work on the material for Gilley's book but says hes is in the process of getting the summer issue of North American Decoys ready for the printer.
1207Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.Document, CorrespondenceCarvings
Other, Literature
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Letter discusses sending text, artwork, and photos for the book, Art of Bird Carving, to Byron Cheever. Flying goose, bob-white and blue quail carvings are also mentioned.