This collection includes lantern slides of eleven California missions, all of which are portrayed through artists’ renderings
or through photographs.
The missions are shown in states of past affluence and of then present disrepair. The slides are meant to accompany a slideshow
lecture given by Mrs. Lou K. Ross to educate
Los Angeles club groups about the condition of the missions in the 1920s.
Lou K. Ross (1878-1962) was born in Michigan and later lived in Pasadena, California, with her husband, Clarence Ross, an
auditor for a lumber company.
Lou Ross used to give lectures on the California Missions, accompanied by lantern slides, to club groups.
58 photographs in 3 boxes : lantern slides + 1 typescript document.
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