Picture postcard, "Doorway San Gabriel Mission - 1771"

Description (Brief):

This postcard view of the entry to Mission San Gabriel was printed by "Wood's" Postcards in Los Angeles, Calif. in about 1910, using the halftone process.

Description (Brief)

Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded on September 8, 1771, near the present town of Montebello, Calif. It was the fourth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions founded in California between 1769 and 1823 to convert American Indians of the Tongva tribe to Catholicism. The mission was moved in 1775 to its present location in Los Angeles County.

Description (Brief)

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

Date Made: ca 1910

Graphic Artist: Wood's Post Cards

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: 1986.0639.3171Accession Number: 1986.0639Catalog Number: 1986.639.3171

Object Name: postcardObject Type: Photomechanical Relief 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/ng49ca746a6-4d52-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_829452

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