Picture postcard, "Santa Ynez Mission, Founded 1804, near Santa Barbara, Calif."

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Santa Ynez 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 offering scenic views of California and its landmarks.
Mission Santa Ynez (or Inés), founded in 1804, is located northwest of Santa Barbara, in the city of Solvang. It was the nineteenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions to be built in California between 1769 and 1823, and was founded to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as both a parish church and a museum.
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
Physical Description
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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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