Picture postcard, "San Buenaventura Mission, Calif., Founded 1782, Showing Old Wall Used as Protection Against Indians"

Description (Brief):

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

Description (Brief)

The 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 San Buenaventura, located in the coastal city of Ventura, was the ninth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823. It was established to convert American Indians of the Chumash tribe to Catholicism.

Description (Brief)

Today the mission serves as a parish church and a museum.

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: 1986.0639.2048Accession Number: 1986.0639Catalog Number: 1986.639.2048

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/ng49ca746a6-5e5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_828331

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