Picture postcard, "Ruins of San Juan Capistrano Mission, Founded 1776, Capistrano, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard image of the ruins of San Juan Capistrano 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 producing California landmark scenes.
San Juan Capistrano Mission, founded in 1776, is located southeast of Los Angeles. It was the seventh of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions built in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was founded to convert American Indians of the Juaneño and Luiseño tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a chapel and a museum.
Currently not on view
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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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