Picture postcard, "La Purísima Concepcíon Mission, California. Founded December 8, 1787"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission La Purísima Concepcíon 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 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 La Purísima Concepcíon is located northwest of Santa Barbara in the city of Lompoc. It was the eleventh of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823, and was established to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.
Today the mission is one of two missions managed by the California State Park system. The other is the Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
Object Type
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
1986.0639.2040
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.2040
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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