Picture postcard, "San Gabriel Mission, Founded 1771, San Gabriel, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Gabriel Mission was printed using photomechanical processes by the California Postcard Company (1925-1935) in Los Angeles, California.
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded on September 8, 1771, near the city of Montebello, California. The fourth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions built in California between 1769 and 1823, it was established to convert American Indians of the Tongva tribe to Catholicism. The mission was moved in 1775 to its present location in Los Angeles County.
Today the mission includes a church and a museum.
Currently not on view
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Photomechanical Relief Processes
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
date made
graphic artist
California Postcard Company
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paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
associated place
United States: California
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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