Picture postcard, "The Santa Barbara Mission and Grounds, Founded 1786"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Santa Barbara Mission was printed by the Curt Teich Company using photomechanical processes and was published about 1915 by Eno & Matteson in San Diego. The postcard was produced in association with the Panama-California Exposition.
The Curt Teich Company of Chicago printed postcards between 1898 and 1978 in association with many publishers. It used the term "Photochrom," later "Colortone," to describe its color printing processes.
Mission Santa Barbara was founded on December 4th, 1786, the tenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. Its purpose was 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.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1915
Eno & Matteson
graphic artist
Curt Teich & Co.
place made
United States: California, San Diego
associated place
United States: California
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
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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