Picture postcard view of "San Buena Ventura Mission, Founded 1782, Ventura, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Buenaventura 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 California landmark scenes during this period.
Mission San Buenaventura was founded in 1782. It was the ninth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823. Its purpose was to support the effort to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish church.
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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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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