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Picture postcard, "Mission San Gabriel, California, founded in 1775"

Picture postcard, "Mission San Gabriel, California, founded in 1775"

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This postcard view of Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was printed by the E.C. Kropp company using the collotype printing process. The Kropp postcard publishing company was founded in 1898 in Milwaukee, Wis. The publishing name of E. C. Kropp was used between 1907 and 1956.
Mission San Gabriel Arcángel was founded in 1771 near the city of Montebello, Calif., the fourth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823. The mission was built to convert American Indians of the Tongva tribe to Catholicsim. It was moved in 1775 to its present location in Los Angelese County.
Today the facility contains a church and a museum.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
Object Type
Collotype
date made
ca 1907
graphic artist
Kropp, E. C.
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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
ID Number
GA.24880.081
catalog number
24880.081
accession number
1978.0801
Credit Line
Alice N. and Peter R. Levin
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California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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