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.
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
1986.0639.0496
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.0639.0496
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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