Picture postcard, "Mission Santa Cruz, California - 1791"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission Santa Cruz 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 manufactured postcards between 1898 and 1978 in association with several publishers. It used the term "Photochrom" and later "Colortone" to describe its color printing processes.
Mission Santa Cruz, founded in 1791, is located near today's city of Santa Cruz. It was the twelfth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions built in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was built to convert American Indians of the Costanoan and Yokuts tribes to Catholicism.
Today the mission buildings include a parish church, a chapel, and the original dormitory.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
Photomechanical Relief Processes
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
date made
ca 1914
graphic artist
Eno, I. L.
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: California, San Diego
associated place
United States: California
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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