Picture postcard, "Mission San Fernando, California. Founded 1792"

Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Mission San Fernando was printed by the Detroit Publishing Company in about 1910, using a copyrighted photolithographic process called "Photostint."
The 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 San Fernando Rey de España, was founded in 1797 near the site of the first gold discovery in Spanish Alta (Upper) California. It was the seventeenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was built to convert American Indians of the Tataviam and Tongva tribes to Catholicism.
Today the mission serves as a parish church and a museum.
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
1986.0639.2042
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.2042
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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