Picture postcard, "Pala Mission Chapel, Founded 1816, near Oceanside, California"

Picture postcard, "Pala Mission Chapel, Founded 1816, near Oceanside, California"

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Description (Brief)
This postcard view of Pala Mission Chapel was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company in Los Angeles, Calif. using photomechanical processes.
The Van Ornum Colorprint Company (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies producing scenes of California landscape and history.
Pala Mission or San Antonio de Pala Asistencia, founded in 1816, is situated about 25 miles northeast of Oceanside. It was an ancillary mission to the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, the eighteenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions built in California between 1769 and 1823.
Today the mission is the only of the twenty-one original Spanish Franciscan missions which continues to minister to an American Indian community.
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Photomechanical Relief Processes
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
Other Terms
postcard; Halftone
date made
graphic artist
Van Ornum Colorprint Co.
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
associated place
United States: California
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Cultures & Communities
California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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