Picture postcard, "San Fernando Mission, Founded 1797, San Fernando, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission San Fernando was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company in Los Angeles, Calif. about 1910, using photomechanical processes. Van Ornum (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies producing California landmark scenes.
Mission San Fernando, in the San Fernando Valley, was founded in 1797. It was the seventeenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions to be built in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was established to convert American Indians of the Tataviam and Tongva tribes to Catholicism.
Today it serves as a working parish chapel and a museum.
Currently not on view
date made
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Van Ornum Colorprint Co.
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
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overall: 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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