Picture postcard, "Pala Mission Tower, San Diego County, Calif."

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of the Pala Mission Tower 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.
San Antonio de Pala Asistencia was an ancillary mission to Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, which was the eighteenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission and ancillary mission were established to convert American Indians of the Kumeyaay and Luiseno tribes to Catholicism.
Today San Antonio de Pala Asistencia continues to minister to an American Indian community.
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)
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, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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