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|1204||Letter to Nina Gormley from Lucretia W. Evans|
This letter expresses Lucretia Evans' intention to donate her copy of Wendell Gilley's book Bird Carving, a Guide to a Fascinating Hobby, which she believed might be a first edition.
|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
|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
Typescript draft of a section included in The Art of Bird Carving by Wendell Gilley describing his techniques for carving eagles.
3 Guestbooks containing signatures of Wendell Gilley's visitors from March 1944 - Nov. 1951, July 24, 1971 - July 9, 1974, and July 12, 1974 - June 13, 1977. 1 notebook listing names of visitors to his workshop between May 1970 and July 24, 1971
Printed date on calendar is 1955 but it appears the Gilleys reused calendar pages to record events in subsequent years.
|1411||Christmas Card from Addie and Wendell Gilley|
Christmas card featuring a pair of carved wood ducks on a piece of driftwood. No date. Signed "Addie & Wendell Gilley"
|1416||Postcard showing Mallard Drake|
Postcard depicting a carved mallard on a driftwood base signed "Gilley" ; "Mallard Drake bird carving by Wendell Gilley" printed on reverse side of card.
|1417||Postcard Showing Canada Goose Carving|
Postcard depicting a carved Canada goose which appears to be flying over a hedge ; "Canada Goose bird carving by Wendell Gilley" printed on reverse side of card.
|1418||Advertising photograph for Warren Tools|
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.
Photograph of willet carved by Wendell Gilley. Stamped "Anchor Light Studio, W.H. Ballard, Southwest Harbor, Maine" on back ; numbered "#40"
Photograph of an interior showing gull carvings, including a mobile, by Wendell Gilley. Stamped "Anchor Light Studio, W.H. Ballard, Southwest Harbor, Maine" on back.
|1421||Herring Gull on Buoy|
Photograph of a herring gull carved by Wendell Gilley. The gull is perched on a buoy with the number 7 painted on it. Behind the gull is a painted scene of water and rocks. Stamped "W.H. Ballard, Photographer, S. W. Harbor, Me" on back.
|1424||Group of four ducks and a Canada goose|
Photograph of five birds carved by Wendell Gilley. Clockwise from left: black duck, Canada goose, canvasback, harlequin duck, and common eider. Stamped "W.H. Ballard, Photographer, S. W. Harbor, Me" on back. Numbered "#28" in pencil above stamp.
Photograph of an interior showing a grouping of bobwhite quail carved by Wendell Gilley mounted over a fireplace .
Single bobwhite quail carved by Wendell Gilley that is part of group shown mounted over a fireplace in another photograph.
Partial view of a group of bobwhite quail carved by Wendell Gillley shown mounted over a fireplace in another photograph.
|1430||Wendell H. Gilley Holding Carved Osprey|
Wendell Gilley outdoors holding carved osprey
Photograph of bald eagle carved by Wendell H. Gilley. Marked "Finished June 1966" on reverse side.
|1432||Bald Eagle With Fish|
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.
|1433||Canada Geese, Pair|
Photograph of a pair of Canada geese carved by Wendell H. Gilley
Photograph of a marbled (?) godwit carved by Wendell H. Gilley. The carving appears to be part of a diorama. On reverse side in pencil: "George W. Pepper 3rd" . "Roche Photography, Caldwell N.J." stamp on reverse.
|1446||Note from Ted Madara to Nina Gormley|
Notecard reads "Dear Nina: We are lifelong summer residents of SWH and had the great fortune growing up to meet Wendell several times in his workshop while he was carving birds for my grandparents which we now cherish. My mother Linda Madara was asked by Downeast Magazine to write a story about Wendell and to photograph him and his carvings. We came across the text and original copy this summer and thought you may want it for the archives. Best regards, Ted Madara" Note accompanies a typescript of the magazine article, "Wendell Gilley - The Art of Fine Bird Carving" and photographic negatives. [show more]