Picture postcard, "San Juan Capistrano Mission, Founded 1776, Capistrano, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Juan Capistrano 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 companies producing scenes of California landmarks during this period.
Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded in 1776 and is located southeast of Los Angeles. It was the seventh of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823 to convert American Indians of the Juañeno and Luiseño tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish chapel and a museum.
Currently not on view
date made
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Van Ornum Colorprint Co.
M. Kashower Co.
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
associated place
United States: California
Physical Description
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ink (overall material)
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
Cultures & Communities
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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