Picture postcard, "San Fernando Mission, Founded 1797, San Fernando, California"

Description (Brief):

This postcard view of Mission San Fernando was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company in Los Angeles, Calif. about 1910, using photomechanical processes. Van Ornum (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies producing California landmark scenes.

Description (Brief)

Mission San Fernando, in the San Fernando Valley, was founded in 1797. It was the seventeenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions to be built in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was established to convert American Indians of the Tataviam and Tongva tribes to Catholicism.

Description (Brief)

Today it serves as a working parish chapel and a museum.

Date Made: 1908-1921

Graphic Artist: Van Ornum Colorprint Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Cultures & Communities, Communications, California Mission Postcards

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0639.0492Accession Number: 1986.0639Catalog Number: 1986.0639.0492

Object Name: postcardObject Type: Photomechanical Relief ProcessesPhotomechanical Lithographic Processes

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-89bb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1420706

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