California condors have a reputation for suddenly appearing and disappearing. Here are 6 reports of this phenomenon from the 1850s to the 1970s.
Postal-related items concerning the California condor continue finding their way into my collection. Here are more postcards, postage stamps, and first day covers.
In scanning my bibliography on the California condor, the titles of some articles just leap out from the rest. This post presents 20 curious titles from articles about condors dated 1895-1999. These articles are from newspapers, magazines, and journals.
Published letters to the editors of newspapers offer a historical record of the concerns and views of the public. Here are excerpts from 10 letters to the editor of the Los Angeles Times regarding the California condor.
The California condor makes an appearance in a number of successful US Patent applications. This post presents a handful of examples of inventions with a California condor connection.
This post offers 8 more illustrations of the California condor from books.
Updated 15 July 2018
This post considers 4 pieces of music that fall within a broad conception of “classical music”. All of these works include “condor” in their title.
But which condor is referred to by this music? None of the pieces clearly refer to the California condor; it’s either the Andean condor or it’s unclear. I’ll start with the latter.