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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.
1220Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Thank you letter for a gift of a carved pair of ruffed grouse
1221Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Birds
  • Other, Literature
Description:
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.
1222Wendell H. Gilley with Osprey - 1972
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley holding carved osprey in a snow covered yard, Southeast Harbor, Maine
1223Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop - Oct. 1971
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley at work on a carving in his workshop.
1224Wendell H. Gilley in his Workshop
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley working on a carving, cormorants and herons on the wall behind him
1225Wendell H. Gilley Carving Eagle
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley at workbench carving eagle with raised wings
1226Wendell H. Gilley with Eagle, November 1970
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley standing next to unfinished half life size carved eagle
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."
1228Wendell H. Gilley, September 1974
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley next to a shelf holding carving of Canada geese
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
1230Wendell H. Gilley Holding Owl Carving
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley outdoors holding small carving of an owl perched on a driftwood branch
1232Wendell H. Gilley holding Official Seal of the State of Maine, 1955
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley holding the carving of the Maine state seal he carved for the Northeast Harbor Public Library
1236Downeast Bird Carvings Exhibit Catalog
  • Publication, Catalog
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
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
1237Bird Carvings by Wendell Gilley Exhibit Sign
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • Events, Exhibitions
  • People
Description:
Sign at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia for Wendell Gilley's Downeast Bird Carvings exhibit, October 29, 1976 through January 9, 1977.
1238Down East Bird Carving Exhibit Announcement
  • Document, Advertising
  • Carvings
  • Events, Exhibitions
  • People
Description:
Page from an unknown publication announcing Gilley's exhibit of bird carvings at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
1240Letter from Robert M. Peck to Wendell Gilley, March 1, 1977
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Events, Exhibitions
Description:
Letter congratulating Gilley on the success of the exhibition Downeast Bird Carvings of Wendell Gilley at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. On exhibit were sixty-one carvings of birds "on display together for the first time." 34, 272 people attended the exhibit during its ten week run from October 29, 1976 to January 7, 1977.
1241Letter to Wendell Gilley from Barbara Tyson
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Events, Exhibitions
Description:
Letter thanking Wendell Gilley for the loan of his carvings for the exhibit Downeast Bird Carvings by Wendell Gilley held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Oct. 29, 1976 through Jan. 7, 1977
1242Philadelphia Inquirer article, Oct. 19, 1976
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Events, Exhibitions
  • People
Description:
Article from the Philadelphia Inquirer's society column by Ruth Seltzer describing the preparations for the exhibit Downeast Bird Carvings by Wendell Gilley. The exhibit was held at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The photograph accompanying the article shows Barbara Tyson, a trustee of the Academy, helping unpack the carved birds.
1280Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop - Dec. 1960
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley in his workshop with carvings of cormorants, heron, and osprey.
1328Letter From Byron Cheever to Wendell H. Gilley
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Other, Literature
Description:
Original letter from Byron Cheever, Publisher of North American Decoys, expressing Cheever's willingness to publish Wendell Gilley's book and asking questions about publication and printing details.
1329Letter to Byron Cheever from Wendell H. Gilley, April 29, 1971
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Other, Literature
Description:
Wendell suggests carvings he had on hand that could be photographed to illustrate his book. Birds he suggests are: bob white quail, scaled quail, flock of 7 Canada geese, pair of Wilson snipe, pair of grouse, single woodcock, several miniature birds of all types, great blue heron with trout in mouth, group of three pintails, life size eagle, pair of life size wood duck, spotted sandpiper on mussel shell, life size pileated woodpecker, pair of eagles with two babies in nest. [show more]
1330Eagles
  • Document, Typescript
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Typescript draft of a section included in The Art of Bird Carving by Wendell Gilley describing his techniques for carving eagles.
1351Letter from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. to Wendell H. Gilley, June 10, 1971
  • Document, Correspondence
  • Other, Literature
Description:
This letter accompanied O'Brien's submission of his draft foreword to Gilley's book The Art of Bird Carving