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Outdoor Photo of California Mission
Exterior view of an unidentified California mission from a side angle. Dirt floor in front of the mission. Many of the archways around the the veranda and portions of the roof are visible. There are four palm trees along the building. In the right…

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View of a Christmas tree made out of cans of food outside of the Ventura Mission.

Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson, Arizona
View of Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson, Arizona from the front. A large dirt road in the foreground of the image leads up to the entrance of the mission. The mission's church towers stand tall above everything in the photo. In front of and to…

Mission San Buena Ventura and Mission School, Ventura, Calif. 1928 postcard
Postcard shows the San Buenaventura Mission and school from the west and south sides. To the left of the Mission is a garden of flowers as well as four parked cars outside of the Mission. In the background there are hills covered with…

California Mission San Buenaventura 1976 postcard
View of Mission San Buenaventura from the courtyard. Foreground shows the garden and fountain placed in front of the mission with freshly mowed grass as well as intricate blue and white tile along the base of the fountain. Background shows Mission…

Mission San Buenaventura undated postcard
Street view of Mission San Buenaventura. Foreground shows three flagpoles as well as the courtyard, fountain, and the surrounding buildings in front of the Mission. The Mission stands tall in the background of the image.

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San Buenaventura Mission Garden, 1902
View of the garden at San Buenaventura Mission. Garden appears to be within a courtyard, with the bell tower visible in the background. The garden contains small trees, palms, and shrubs. There is a bench against the brick wall opposite of the…

San Buenaventura Mission postcard
Exterior view of San Buenaventura Mission.

[Roberts, Mike, Natural Color by, Berkeley 2, Calif. (Published for Schulze News Co.,Ventura, California), C11466]

San Buenaventura Mission postcard
Exterior bird's-eye view of San Buenaventura Mission, showing the rear of the mission. Ventura City visible in background.

Caption: "Founded 1782. Showing old wall used as protection against Indians."

[Detroit Publishing Co. ("Phostint" card),…

Santa Barbara Mission
Exterior view of the Santa Barbara Mission. Garden and walkways visible in the foreground.

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Cross at Santa Barbara Mission Cemetery
View of Jesus on the Cross in the Mission Santa Barbara Cemetery. View taken from trail leading to the cross. Palms and trees surround the cross.

View of Ventura
A view of Ventura from the hill behind the Mission.

Library records include note: "Mission in foreground, Santa Clara House at far right. Court house is about in center, surrounded by trees, only the roof visible. This picture is probably later…

Ventura Mission - Altar
A view of the Ventura Mission altar. "Brewster Ventura Cal" is embossed on the lower left corner of the gray cardstock to which the photo is mounted.

Original Indian Wall Fresco - Ventura Mission
View of a wall fresco at Mission San Buenaventura. "Brewster Ventura Cal." is embossed in the lower left corner of the dark gray card on which the photo is mounted.

Monumental Hose Co. Parade with New Pump
Bird's eye view of a parade on Main Street, looking west from Palm Street. A float shaped like a ship, marching band, flags, and other miscellaneous floats are visible. The San Buenaventura Mission and Ayer's Hotel are visible in the background. Main…

Original Altar and Indian Murals at San Buenaventura Mission
A view of the original altar and Indian murals at San Buenaventura Mission, prior to 1878. A crucifix in the middle flanked by statues of Saints. Many symbols painted on the walls.

Greetings From Ventura, Cal. postcard
The card is titled "Greetings From Ventura, Cal." There is a montage of small overlapping images of Ventura with captions: "Bean Industry," "San Buena Ventura Mission Founded A.D. 1782," "Town of Ventura," "Beach Scene Ventura" and "Date Palms…

San Buena Ventura Mission, Ventura postcard
A view looking northwest toward the mission from the opposite side of Main Street. The street is not paved. Four men wearing hats are sitting on the building's steps. Part of the Parish House is visible as well as one of the Norfolk Pine…

People's Lumber Company County Fair Exhibit
View of People's Lumber Company exhibit at the Ventura County Fair in 1928. Display is a diorama that shows the company's location in 1883 in downtown Ventura on Main Street near the San Buenaventura Mission. Photographs of various buildings also in…

Stereoscope Picture, Three Palms
Stereoscope picture of three palms in mission garden. According to museum records in John Calvin Brewster's (photographer) own writing: "Colombo Street Ventura looking looking SW, railroad bridge across Ventura River.


Mission Santa Inés Interior
View of the interior of the Mission Santa Inés church, with a view of pews, altars, stations of the cross, and paintings and statutes of religious figures. Caption on photo reads "Interior of Santa Ynez Mission (taken from the gallery)."

Ruins of Santa Margarita Mission
Image shows a man standing next to the ruins of the Santa Margarita Mission, also known as Santa Margarita de Cortona Asistencia. Image shows the base of the building and a portion of the walls still intact, but the remainder of the building is…

Santa Barbara Mission, Distant View
View of the Santa Barbara Mission at right of image through "the olives"--olive trees in the foreground.

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Santa Ynez Mission Ruins
View of the ruins of the Santa Ynez Mission. Old mill and reservoir in scene. Beyond the ruins is a house on a hill with a road leading up to it.


San Buenaventura Mission Exterior Rear View, 1874
View of back of San Buenaventura Mission, founded 1782, showing the grounds around the mission as well as some buildings in the city of Ventura. In the foreground is a wooden fence. Scene reaches out to the Pacific Ocean, visible in the top quarter…
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