Picture postcard, "The Chimes, San Gabriel Mission"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of the chimes at San Gabriel Mission was printed by the Detroit Photographic Company in about 1899, using a copyrighted photolithographic process called "Photostint."
The Detroit Photographic Company was first listed in Detroit city directories in 1888. Its manager William A. Livingstone, 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 San Gabriel Arcángel was founded in 1771 near the city of Montebello, Calif., the fourth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission, founded to convert American Indians of the Tongva tribe to Catholicism, 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
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


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