Picture postcard, "The Bells of Mission San Juan Capistrano, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of the Bells of Mission San Juan Capistrano was printed by the Curt Teich Company using photomechanical processes. It was published about 1915 by Eno & Matteson in San Diego to mark 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 San Juan Capistrano, founded in 1776, is located southeast of Los Angeles. The seventh of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions to be founded in California between 1769 and 1823, it was established to convert American Indians of the Juaneño and Luiseno tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a museum and a parish chapel.
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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