Picture postcard, "Mission San Gabriel, California, founded in 1775"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was printed by the E.C. Kropp company using the collotype printing process. The Kropp postcard publishing company was founded in 1898 in Milwaukee, Wis. The publishing name of E. C. Kropp was used between 1907 and 1956.
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded in 1771 near the city of Montebello, Calif., the fourth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was built to convert American Indians of the Tongva tribe to Catholicsim. It was moved in 1775 to its present location in Los Angelese County.
Today the facility contains a church and a museum.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1907
graphic artist
Kropp, E. C.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Cultures & Communities
California Mission Postcards
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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