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  • 22.04.09
1614A book of ducks.
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
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Published by Penguin Books. Plates by Peter Shepheard. On cover: "A King Penguin Book." Endpaper signed "Wendell Gilley."
1560Addie and Wendell Gilley with Barn Owl, Shorebirds and Ducks, Opening Day
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • Events
  • People
Description:
Addie and Wendell Gilley passing display cases at the museum's opening day.
1498Addie Gilley with Herons, Opening Day
  • Image, Photograph
  • Events
  • People
Description:
Addie Gilley examines carving of herons in display case at the museum's opening day.
1418Advertising photograph for Warren Tools
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Wendell Gilley carved the chickadee in this photo used as an advertisement for Warren Tool shortly before his death in 1982. Mounted on mat board ; Warren Tool Co. label on reverse side of board. Accompanied by handwritten note from Fred Clark, President of Warren Tool.
1482Advertising photograph for Warren Tools
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Photograph of Gilley chickadee carving used to sell blanks in the Warren Tool catalog. Warren Tool Co. stamped on reverse side.
1483Advertising photograph for Warren Tools
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Photograph of Gilley chickadee carving used to sell blanks in the Warren Tool catalog. Note on reverse written by Warren Tool president Fred Clark: "Note: Carved chickadee (shown) personal gift from the late Wendall [sic] Gilley..."
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
  • 22.04.14
1619American water and game birds.
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
Description:
Silhouettes by Ugo Mochi. Photographs by Allan D. Cruikshank and others. Prepared in cooperation with the Chicago Natural History Museum. Published by E. P. Dutton & Co. Flyleaf inscribed : "To Wendell Gilley - May this book help a bit to inspire you to still more perfection in your art - Friend Billy B., 1956".
1527Arnold T. Melbye, February 1983
  • Image, Photograph
  • People
Description:
Decoy carver Arnold T. Melbye watching Wendell Gilley film on television at the home of Anne Small in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
  • 22.04.15
1620Art of the decoy : American bird carvings.
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Drawings by Lou Schifferl. Published by Bramhall House. Signed by the author.
1450Atlantic Puffin
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Photograph of an Atlantic Puffin carving by Wendell H. Gilley set among rocks. "Credit: Roche, Caldwell N.J." stamped on reverse.
  • 22.04.22
1627Audubon water bird guide : water, game and large land birds : eastern and central North America from southern Texas to central Greenland
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
Description:
By Richard H. Pough, color illustrations by Don Eckelberry, line drawings by Earl L. Poole. Maps on end papers. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society. Published by Doubleday & Co. First edition.
1431Bald Eagle
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Photograph of bald eagle carved by Wendell H. Gilley. Marked "Finished June 1966" on reverse side.
1432Bald Eagle With Fish
  • Image, Photograph
  • Birds
  • Carvings
Description:
Photograph of bald eagle, perched with wings spread above fish on oval base, carved by Wendell H. Gilley. Marked "Eagle with fish by Wendell Gilley" in ink on reverse side.
1543Bangor Daily News article, Oct. 31, 1984.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Carvings
  • People
Description:
Article from the Bangor Daily News reporting on a donation of Wendell Gilley bird carvings by artist Ethel Mae James to the museum
1575Bar Harbor Times article, April 8, 1971
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • People
Description:
This article, titled "Capt. Black: Artist and Surgeon", describes Wendell Gilley's influence on sculptor Paul Black. It also mentions Gilley's Canada goose carved for Harry S. Truman.
1574Bar Harbor Times article, July 3, 1980.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Events
  • Structures, Dwellings, House
Description:
Describes the removal of the George Ripley Fuller House, located at the current Wendell Gilley Museum site (the corner of Rte. 102 and Herrick Rd., Southwest Harbor) prior to the museum's construction.
1581Bar Harbor Times article, November 20, 1969
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Events, Exhibitions
  • People
Description:
Announcement that Wendell Gilley would be attending a bird carving exhibition in Chestertown, Maryland. The carving of a bald eagle family that he entered in the exhibit is depicted.
1579Bar Harbor Times article, October 21, 1976
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Events, Exhibitions
  • People
Description:
Wendell Gilley exhibits forty carvings plus carvings-in-progress at the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences in the show "Down East Bird Carvings."
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.
1237Bird Carvings by Wendell Gilley Exhibit Sign
  • Image, Photograph
  • Carvings
  • Events, Exhibitions
  • People
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Sign at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia for Wendell Gilley's Downeast Bird Carvings exhibit, October 29, 1976 through January 9, 1977.
  • 22.04.05
1610Bird neighbors : an introductory acquaintance with one hundred and fifty birds commonly found in the gardens, meadows, and woods about our homes.
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
Description:
With an introduction by John Burroughs, Published by Doubleday, Page & Co.
  • 22.04.24
1629Bird-life : a guide to the study of our common birds
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
Description:
By Frank M. Chapman with seventy-five full-page colored plates after drawings by Ernest Thompson Seton. Published by D. Appleton.
  • 22.04.12
1617Birds : a demonstration in color reproduction from The Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, reprinted from Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia, by permission.
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
Description:
Front cover signed "W. H. Gilley, S.W. Harbor, Maine".
  • 22.04.03
1608Birds of America
  • Publication, Book
  • Birds
Description:
Editor-in-Chief, T. Gilbert Pearson, consulting editor, John Burroughs. With 106 plates in full color by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Published by Garden City Books.