Picture postcard, "La Purísima Mission, Founded 1787, near Santa Barbara, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of La Purísima Concepcíon Mission was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company in 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 La Purísima Concepcíon is located northwest of Santa Barbara in Lompoc, California. It was the eleventh of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823, and was established to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission, along with the Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma, is managed by the California State Park system.
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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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California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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