Picture postcard, "San Diego Mission, Calif. Founded 1769"

Description (Brief):

This postcard view of San Diego Mission was printed by the Detroit Publishing Company in about 1910, using a copyrighted photolithographic process called "Photostint."

Description (Brief)

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 the 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.

Description (Brief)

Mission San Diego de Alcalá, situated in what is now called Mission Valley, was the first mission established by Fr. Junípero Serra in 1769, and was the first of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. This mission was built to support the conversion of American Indians of the Kumeyaay tribe to Catholicism.

Description (Brief)

Today the mission buildings include a parish church.

Date Made: ca 1910

Graphic Artist: Detroit Publishing Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, DetroitAssociated 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: 1986.0639.2015Accession Number: 1986.0639Catalog Number: 1986.639.2015

Object Name: postcardObject Type: Photomechanical Lithographic 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/ng49ca746a6-74ac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_828298

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