Picture postcard, "San Carlos Mission (El Carmel), Founded 1770. Near Monterey, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Carlos Mission (El Carmel) was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company in Los Angeles, Calif. using photomechanical processes.
The Van Ornum Colorprint Company (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies producing scenes in California.
Mission San Carlos Borroméo del rio Carmelo was founded in 1770 in Carmel Valley. It was the second of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission, built to convert American Indians of the Esselen and Ohlone, or Costanoa, tribes to Catholicism, was restored to its present condition in 1882 by the parish church of Monterey.
The mission continues to serve as a parish church today.
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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