California Missions Souvenir Album

ca. 1900

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