Picture postcard, "San Francisco Solano Mission, Founded 1823, near Santa Rosa, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Francisco Solano Mission 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 specializing in California landscapes and historic sites.
Mission San Francisco Solano was founded in 1823, the last of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823. All were founded for the purpose of coverting American Indians of the region to Catholicism.
Today the mission site is operated by the Sonoma State Historic Park system.
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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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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