Picture postcard, "San Diego Mission, Calif. Founded 1769"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of San Diego Mission 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. Its manager, William A. Livingstone, invited the 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 San Diego de Alcalá, situated in what is now called Mission Valley, was the first mission established by Fr. Junípero Serra in 1769, and was the first of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. This mission was built to support the conversion of American Indians of the Kumeyaay tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission buildings include a parish church.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
Object Type
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
date made
ca 1910
graphic artist
Detroit Publishing 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: Michigan, Detroit
associated place
United States: California
ID Number
1986.0639.2015
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.2015
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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