Picture postcard, "General View of Santa Barbara Mission, California"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission Santa Barbara was printed by the Detroit Publishing Company in about 1910, using a copyrighted photolithographic process called "Photostint."
The Detroit Publishing Company, previously known as the Detroit Photographic Company, was first listed in Detroit city directories in 1888. William A. Livingstone, its manager, invited famous landscape photographer William Henry Jackson to join the company as a partner in 1897. Jackson brought with him his own photographic images, which would be used by the company.
Mission Santa Barbara was founded in 1786, and was the tenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. Santa Barbara was built in order to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish church, a museum, a Franciscan friary, or monastery, and a retreat center.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1910
graphic artist
Detroit Publishing Co.
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
associated place
United States: California
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
ID Number
1986.0639.2005
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.2005
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
Communications
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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