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.
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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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