Picture postcard, "San Louis Rey Mission, Founded 1798, near Oceanside, California"

Description (Brief):

This postcard view of San Luís Rey Mission was printed using photomechanical processes by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company in Los Angeles, Calif.

Description (Brief)

The Van Ornum Colorprint Company (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies featuring sites of interest in California.

Description (Brief)

Mission San Luís Rey de Francia was the eighteenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions to be founded in California between 1769 and 1823. Its dedication ceremonies took place in 1798 near the town of Oceanside. This mission was established to convert American Indians of the Kumeyaay and Luiseno tribes.

Description (Brief)

Today the mission serves as a parish church, a museum, and a retreat site.

Date Made: 1908-1921

Graphic Artist: Van Ornum Colorprint Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, Los AngelesAssociated Place: United States: California

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0639.0467Accession Number: 1986.0639Catalog Number: 1986.639.0467

Object Name: postcardObject Type: Photomechanical Relief ProcessesPhotomechanical Lithographic ProcessesOther Terms: postcard; Halftone

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/ng49ca746a6-64de-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_826753

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