Picture postcard, "San Carlos Mission, Monterey, California. Founded 1770"

Description (Brief):

This postcard view of Mission San Carlos 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 Carlos Borroméo del rio Carmelo is located near the town of Monterey, the original capital of Spanish and later Mexican California. Mission San Carlos was the second of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823, and was built to convert American Indians of the Esselen and Ohlone, or Costanoan, tribes to Catholicism.

Description (Brief)

Today the mission serves as 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: 1986.0639.2053Accession Number: 1986.0639Catalog Number: 1986.639.2053

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/ng49ca746a6-64f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_828336

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