While stumbling around my bibliography about the California condor, I have noticed that there are condors and then there are “condor things”. This post is about the latter.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many bird enthusiasts were collectors of eggs and “skins” (skins include the feathers, beak, and legs but exclude the bones and soft tissues). Eggs and skins were bought and sold, but they were also traded. This post is about the latter.
In 1983 and 1993, American Indian Art Magazine featured articles – and photographs – connecting the Native American peoples of California and the California condor. Here’s a look.
I think it’s fair to say that the main audience for Field & Stream magazine is people who experience and enjoy the outdoors primarily by hunting and fishing. Nevertheless, the California condor has found its way into this magazine over the decades. Here’s a look at 4 articles, from the 1930s, 1950s, 1980s, and 1990s.
The name “condor” has been adopted by many businesses. But it’s not always clear what the “namers” had in mind when they settled on the condor name. Perhaps, in some cases, it is simply an attraction to a simple, solid-sound, two-syllable word.
For this post, I share 3 examples of condor-named hospitality business based on items that I have collected.