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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
Object Type
Photomechanical Relief Processes
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
date made
ca 1915
publisher
Eno & Matteson
graphic artist
Curt Teich & 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, San Diego
associated place
United States: California
ID Number
1986.0639.0597
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.0597
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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