Picture postcard, "San Luis Obispo Mission, founded 1772, San Luis Obispo, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Luis Obispo Mission was printed by Van Ornum Colorprint Company, Los Angeles, Calif. using photomechanical processes.
The Van Ornum firm (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies producing scenes of California landscape and history.
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded in 1772 by Spanish missionaries. It is located in San Luis Obispo. The fifth of twenty one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823, its purpose was to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish church.
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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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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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