Picture postcard, "Mission Santa Clara de Asis, California - 1777"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission Santa Clara de Asis 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. It used the term "photochrom" and later "colortone" to describe its color printing processes.
The postcard portrays an image of daily life at the Mission Santa Clara soon after its founding in 1777. The mission was the eighth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions built in California between 1769 and 1823. It was established to convert American Indians of the Bay Miwok, Tamyen, or Costanoan, and Yokuts tribes to Catholicism.
A college and a church now occupy the original site, located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay.
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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