Picture postcard, "La Purísima Concepcíon Mission, California. Founded December 8, 1787"

Description (Brief):

This postcard view of Mission La Purísima Concepcíon 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 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 La Purísima Concepcíon is located northwest of Santa Barbara in the city of Lompoc. It was the eleventh of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823, and was established to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.

Description (Brief)

Today the mission is one of two missions managed by the California State Park system. The other is the Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonoma.

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: 1986.0639.2040Accession Number: 1986.0639Catalog Number: 1986.639.2040

Object Name: postcardObject Type: Photomechanical 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/ng49ca746a6-5e53-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_828323

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