Newspaper opinion pieces

A recent editorial in the New York Times highlighted the California condor. That editorial was accompanied by a fine illustration of a condor.

Over time, the California condor has appeared in many newspaper opinion pieces. In this post I offer a sampling, one from each decade starting with the 1940s and concluding with the recent New York Times piece.

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What is the name for the images in books that mark beginnings of chapters, fill blank spaces at the end of chapters, or appear in the margins?

A couple minutes of research turned up the terms embellishment, flourish, and ornament. I also learned that these images are part of the art program for a book.

What I will call embellishments are found in both fiction and non-fiction books. In this post, I present examples of condors as embellishments from 6 books.

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