Picture postcard, "San Louis Rey Mission, Founded 1798, near Oceanside, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Luís Rey Mission was printed using photomechanical processes by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Van Ornum Colorprint Company (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies featuring sites of interest in California.
Mission San Luís Rey de Francia was the eighteenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions to be founded in California between 1769 and 1823. Its dedication ceremonies took place in 1798 near the town of Oceanside. This mission was established to convert American Indians of the Kumeyaay and Luiseno tribes.
Today the mission serves as a parish church, a museum, and a retreat site.
Currently not on view
date made
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Van Ornum Colorprint Co.
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
associated place
United States: California
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overall: 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
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California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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