Postcard showing "Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, California"

Postcard showing "Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, California"

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Description (Brief)
This postcard showing "Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, California" was printed using the halftone process by Van Ornum Colorprint Co., Los Angeles, California. The postcard was published as series number 595.
Van Ornum Colorprint Co. was a publisher from 1908 to 1921 of unusually tinted halftone view-cards, mostly depicting scenes of southern California.
The Santa Barbara Mission was founded in 1786, and it is the most solid structure of its kind in California. This mission has a beautiful belfry.
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Print; Halftone
date made
early 20th century
graphic artist
Van Ornum Colorprint Co.
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
associated place
United States: California
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National Museum of American History
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