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Picture postcard, "La Soledad Mission, Founded 1791, near Monterey, California"

Picture postcard, "La Soledad Mission, Founded 1791, near Monterey, California"

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Description (Brief)
This postcard view of La Soledad Mission was printed by the Van Ornum Colorprint Company in Los Angeles, Calif. using photomechanical processes.
The Van Ornum firm (1908-1921) was one of many picture postcard publishing companies producing California landmark scenes.
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad was founded in 1791. It was the thirteenth of twenty-one Spanish Franciscan missions established in California between 1769 and 1823, and was founded to convert American Indians of the Costanoan, Esselin, and Yokuts tribes to Catholicism.
The mission now serves as a parish church and a museum.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
postcard
Object Type
Photomechanical Relief Processes
Photomechanical Lithographic Processes
date made
1908-1921
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)
Measurements
overall: 9.5 cm x 14 cm; 3 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
ID Number
1986.0639.0497
accession number
1986.0639
catalog number
1986.639.0497
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California Mission Postcards
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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