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California mission views [graphic] /
BANC PIC 2007.058--ffALB v.1; BANC PIC 2007.058--ffALB v.2; BANC PIC 2007.058
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California mission views


Dassonville, William E. (William Edward), 1879-1957, creator


Southern Pacific Railroad Company


Albums contain interior and exterior views in the pictorialist manner of several of the Franciscan missions of California, including San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara, Santa Inés, San Miguel, San Carlos Borromeo, San Francisco de Asís, San Diego, San Luis Rey de España (and its asistencia San Antonio de Pala), San Gabriel Arcangel, San Fernando, San Buenaventura, San Antonio de Pádua, and San Juan Bautista. Some views include mission priests posing for dramatic effect.


1908 (issued)


Mission San Juan Capistrano -- Pictorial works
Santa Barbara Mission -- Pictorial works
Santa Inés Mission (Solvang, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Mission San Miguel Arcangel (San Miguel, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Mission San Carlos Borromeo (Carmel, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
San Francisco de Asís Mission (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
San Diego Mission -- Pictorial works
San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Asistencia de San Antonio de Pala (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel (San Gabriel, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
San Fernando, Rey de España (Mission : San Fernando, Calif.) -- History -- Pictorial works
San Buenaventura Mission -- Pictorial works
San Antonio de Pádua (Mission) -- Pictorial works
San Juan Bautista (Mission : San Juan Bautista, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Spanish mission buildings -- California -- Photographs
Priests -- California -- Photographs


photographed by W. E. Dassonville.
Both albums signed "W.E. Dassonville / San Francisco" on inside back endpapers.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Each photograph is mounted at two corners to another sheet which is affixed to the album leaf and which bears a printed (letterpress) image caption.
Prints approximately 8 x 10 in., with slight variations.
RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
In 1908 Dassonville was commissioned by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company to photograph several of California's Franciscan missions (cf. Dassonville, by Palmquist).
Item list available.


Photograph albums.
Platinum prints.

Physical Description:

2 albums (68 photographic prints) : platinum ; albums 37 x 40 cm




BANC PIC 2007.058--ffALB v.1
BANC PIC 2007.058--ffALB v.2
BANC PIC 2007.058



Copyright Note:

RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC