Picture postcard, "Mission Dolores, Founded 1776, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission Dolores was printed and published by the Curt Teich Company of Chicago using photomechanical processes in about 1913.
The company manufactured postcards between 1898 and 1978 in association with many publishers. It used the term "Photochrom,' later "Colortone," to describe its color printing processes.
Mission Dolores, originally known as Mission San Francisco de Asís, is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco. Founded in 1776, the mission was the sixth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions to be founded in California between 1769 and 1823. It was established to support the conversion of American Indians of the Bay Miwok, Coast Miwok, and Patwin tribes to Catholicism.
Today the mission site is run by the Sonoma State Historical Park system. Services are still held in the mission building and in the adjacent, more modern, Basilica.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1913
graphic artist
Curt Teich & Co.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
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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