Picture postcard, "Mission San Rafael, Arcangel. California - 1817"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission San Rafael, Arcangel was printed by the Curt Teich Company using photomechanical processes. It was published in about 1914 by the I. L. Eno Company in San Diego, Calif.
The Chicago-based Curt Teich Company printed postcards between 1898 and 1978 in association with several publishers. The company used the word "photochrom" and later "colortone" to describe its color printing processes.
The mission was founded in 1817, the twentieth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. It was established as a medical facility to treat American Indians of the region and convert them to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a small museum and is adjacent to the St. Raphael Parish church and school.
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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