Picture postcard, "Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, California - 1798"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia was printed by the Curt Teich Company using photomechanical processes. The card was published in about 1914 by the I. L. Eno Company in San Diego, Calif.
The Chicago-based Curt Teich Company manufactured printed postcards between 1898 and 1978 in association with several publishers. The firm used the term "photochrom" and later "colortone" to describe its color printing processes.
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia was the eighteenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. Dedicated in 1798, this mission was established to convert American Indians of the Kumeyaay and Luiseno tribes to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish church, a museum, and a retreat site.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1914
graphic artist
Eno, I. L.
place made
United States: California, San Diego
associated place
United States: California
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
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
Cultures & Communities
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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