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California Missions Souvenir Album
photCL 23  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Missions Souvenir Album
    Dates: ca. 1900
    Collection Number: photCL 23
    Creator/Collector: Pacific Novelty Co.
    Extent: 24 prints in 1 album; album 24 x 30 cm. (9 ½ x 12 in.)
    Repository: Huntington Library. Photo Archives
    Abstract: This souvenir album contains photographs and a few illustrations of California Missions as well as smaller Catholic churches throughout California. The photographs are typical commercial views, with printed captions, taken by unknown photographer(s). The album was published by Pacific Novelty Co., and may have been created in the 1900s.
    Language of Material: English


    Access is granted to qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact the Curator of Photographs at the Huntington Library.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    California Missions Souvenir Album. Huntington Library. Photo Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Acquisition records indicate only the surname “Wilcox,” March 24, 1945.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The cover of the album has a small photograph of a mission bell and an embossed title: “Twenty-four Beautiful Views of the California Missions.” It also has paper covers, tied with a cord binding. The back cover is embossed “Published by Pacific Novelty Company, San Francisco” and “Made in Germany.” All of the images are photographs, except for the following, which are reproductions of illustrations or paintings: Santa Clara Mission; San Francisco de Asís Mission, Mission Santa Cruz and Mission San Rafael Arcángel (asistencia). Asistencias and Catholic churches included are: San Antonio de Pala Asistencia, Church of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels (Plaza Church), and the Royal Presidio Chapel.

    Indexing Terms

    California missions
    Catholic church buildings
    Mission La Purísima Concepción (Calif.)
    Mission San Antonio de Pala
    Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.)
    Mission San Francisco Solano (Sonoma, Calif.)
    Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.)
    Mission San Juan Capistrano
    Mission San Jose (Alameda County, Calif.)
    Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
    Mission San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel, Calif.)
    Mission San Rafael Arcangel
    Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Mission : Calif.)
    Plaza Church (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Royal Presidio Chapel (Monterey, Calif.)
    San Antonio de Pádua (Mission)
    San Buenaventura Mission
    San Diego Mission
    San Fernando, Rey de España (Mission : San Fernando, Calif.)
    San Francisco de Asís Mission (San Francisco, Calif.)
    San Juan Bautista (Mission : San Juan Bautista, Calif.)
    San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.)
    Santa Barbara Mission
    Santa Clara Mission
    Santa Cruz Mission
    Santa Inés Mission (Solvang Calif.)
    Pictorial works