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Theft, Return, Reframing and Rehanging of Paintings
September 2008; updated March 2014

The two small Lemuel M. Wiles paintings shown
here were stolen from our art gallery some time
September 26-27, 2008.  They were recovered, but the frames were missing.   If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact the library director at 585-237-2243 or the
Perry Police Department at 585-237-5445.
Thank you.


The two paintings were reframed
and then rehung in the gallery in March 2014
(shown below just before hanging):
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Boat Landing--Silver Lake, NY
[original frame]
Found without frame; returned to library January 2013.

UPDATE:
This painting was reframed and then rehung in the
gallery in March 2014.

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Early Snow 1882
[original frame]
Found without frame; returned to library January 2013.

UPDATE:
This painting was reframed and then rehung in the gallery in March 2014.

On May 10, 2011, an arrest was made in the case of the missing paintings.
Click here for an online story and a videotaped interview of Library Director Peggy Parker
by YNN's Kate McGowan on May 11, 2011.
Click here for an article by Matt Surtel posted online May 12, 2011, in The Daily News.

 

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