Picture postcard, "Santa Barbara Mission, Founded 1786, Santa Barbara, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Santa Barbara Mission was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company (1908-1921) and the M. Kashower Company (1914-1934) in Los Angeles, Calif. using photomechanical processes. The companies are examples of the many picture postcard publishing firms producing scenic views of California landmarks during this period.
Mission Santa Barbara was founded on December 4th, 1786. The tenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823, it was built to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish church and includes a museum, a Franciscan friary, or monastery, and a retreat center.
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.
M. Kashower 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
1986.0639.0498
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.0498
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Communications
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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