Picture postcard, "Mission Play Theatre Garden San Gabriel, California"

Description (Brief):

This postcard view of the Mission Play and Theatre Garden was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company (1908-1921) and the M. Kashower Company (1914-1934) in Los Angeles, Calif. using photomechanical processes. The companies are examples of the many picture postcard publishing companies producing California landmark scenes during this period.

Description (Brief)

Dedicated on March 5th, 1927, the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse was originally established as the venue for the Mission Play by John Steven McGroarty. It tells the story of the founding of the California missions by Franciscan priests led by Fr. Junípero Serra.

Description (Brief)

Today the facility in San Gabriel continues to serve as a setting for a variety of cultural activities.

Date Made: 1908-1921

Graphic Artist: Van Ornum Colorprint Co.M. Kashower 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: 1986.0639.0504Accession Number: 1986.0639Catalog Number: 1986.639.0504

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/ng49ca746a6-5f9e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_826790

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