Picture postcard, "The Broken Arch, Mission San Juan Capistrano, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view 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 for 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. It was the seventh of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions built in California between 1769 and 1823 to convert American Indians of the Juaneño, or Luiseño tribe, to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish chapel and a museum.
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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