Picture postcard, "San Gabriel Mission, Founded 1771 near Los Angeles, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Gabriel Mission was printed using photomechanical processes by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company (1908-1921) in Los Angeles, Calif. The company was one of many picture postcard publishing establishments working in California.
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded in 1771, near the city of Montebello in Southern California. It was the fourth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was established to convert American Indians of the Tongva tribe to Catholicism. It was moved in 1775 to its present location outside of downtown Los Angeles.
Today the mission continues to minister to an American Indian community with a church and a museum.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
Photomechanical Relief Processes
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
date made
graphic artist
Van Ornum Colorprint Co.
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, Los Angeles
associated place
United States: California
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Cultures & Communities
California Mission Postcards
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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