Picture postcard, "Mission San Carlos - 1770, Monterey - California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission San Carlos was printed by the Curt Teich Company of Chicago using photomechanical processes. It was published in about 1914 by the I. L. Eno Company in San Diego.
The Curt Teich Company manufactured printed postcards between 1898 and 1978 in association with several publishers. The company used the term "photochrom," later "colortone," to describe its color printing processes.
Mission San Carlos Borroméo del rio Carmelo is located near the town of Monterey, the original capital of Spanish and later Mexican, California. Mission San Carlos was the second of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. It was established to convert American Indians of the Esselen and Ohlone, or Costanoan, tribes to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish church.
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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