Picture postcard, "San Miguel Mission, Founded 1797, near Paso Robles, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Miguel Mission was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company of Los Angeles, Calif. using photomechanical processes.
The Van Ornum firm (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies producing California landmark scenes.
Mission San Miguel Arcángel, located in San Miguel, was the sixteenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was built to support the effort to convert American Indians of the Salinan 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
1986.0639.0494
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.0494
subject
Communications
Cultures & Communities
California Mission Postcards
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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