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|1218||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
Letter describing the making of 36 duck decoys.. O'brien also mentions picking up a finished woodcock from Gilley.
|1219||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
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.
|1220||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
Thank you letter for a gift of a carved pair of ruffed grouse
|1221||Letter to Wendell H. Gilley from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr.|
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.
|1222||Wendell H. Gilley with Osprey - 1972|
Wendell Gilley holding carved osprey in a snow covered yard, Southeast Harbor, Maine
|1223||Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop - Oct. 1971|
Wendell Gilley at work on a carving in his workshop.
|1224||Wendell H. Gilley in his Workshop|
Wendell Gilley working on a carving, cormorants and herons on the wall behind him
|1225||Wendell H. Gilley Carving Eagle|
Wendell Gilley at workbench carving eagle with raised wings
|1226||Wendell H. Gilley with Eagle, November 1970|
Wendell Gilley standing next to unfinished half life size carved eagle
|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."
|1228||Wendell H. Gilley, September 1974|
Wendell Gilley next to a shelf holding carving of Canada geese
|1229||Wendell H. Gilley Carving a Grouse|
Wendell Gilley in his workshop carving, tools hanging on wall next to him
|1230||Wendell H. Gilley Holding Owl Carving|
Wendell Gilley outdoors holding small carving of an owl perched on a driftwood branch
|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
|1236||Downeast Bird Carvings Exhibit Catalog|
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
|1237||Bird Carvings by Wendell Gilley Exhibit Sign|
Sign at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia for Wendell Gilley's Downeast Bird Carvings exhibit, October 29, 1976 through January 9, 1977.
|1238||Down East Bird Carving Exhibit Announcement|
Page from an unknown publication announcing Gilley's exhibit of bird carvings at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
|1240||Letter from Robert M. Peck to Wendell Gilley, March 1, 1977|
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.
|1241||Letter to Wendell Gilley from Barbara Tyson|
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
|1242||Philadelphia Inquirer article, Oct. 19, 1976|
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.
|1280||Wendell H. Gilley in his workshop - Dec. 1960|
Wendell Gilley in his workshop with carvings of cormorants, heron, and osprey.
|1328||Letter From Byron Cheever to Wendell H. Gilley|
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.
|1329||Letter to Byron Cheever from Wendell H. Gilley, April 29, 1971|
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]
Typescript draft of a section included in The Art of Bird Carving by Wendell Gilley describing his techniques for carving eagles.
|1351||Letter from Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. to Wendell H. Gilley, June 10, 1971|
This letter accompanied O'Brien's submission of his draft foreword to Gilley's book The Art of Bird Carving