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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
Object Type
Photomechanical Relief Processes
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
date made
1908-1921
graphic artist
Van Ornum Colorprint Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
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
1986.0639.0481
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.0481
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Communications
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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