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BANC PIC 19xx.039:2--ALB
Point Cypress. The promontory S.W. of Monterey, and N.W. of Carmelo Bay with the old mission ruins. These straggling cypresses,
weird and lonesome, may fitly be called the weeping-willows of California's departed Patriarchal Era!!! (cf. Vischer Pictorial
Date: Oct. 1867
Size: 17.6 x 25.7 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:7--ALB
Church, buildings and ruins of the Mission of San Antonio de Padua, in Monterey County. Franciscan Father Doroteo Ambriz,
an Acolite [sic] of the order, born in Mexico, ordained in California. (cf.Vischer Missions no. 6).
Date: June 26, 1873
Size: 11.2 x 18.7 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:8--ALB
West view of the old orchards, and the church of the ex-mission of San Gabriel. (No traces left of the mission buildings.)
Reminiscenses [sic] of our first visit at San Gabriel, 1842. 1771 founded. (cf. Vischer Missions no. 13).
Size: 12.1 x 19.2 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:9--ALB
Ex-Mission (now Parish-Church) of San Gabriel, after Hahn's celebrated picture in the possession of M. Sherwood. Original
by C. Hahn. In appreciation of the merits of the original, and in friendly remembrance of its genial author, with his permission
reproduced by E. Vischer, 1878. Sunday-gatherings after Mass.
Size: 15.3 x 21.8 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:15--ALB
Rear view of the earthquake-ruins of San Juan Capistrano, With secion of aqueduct. Additional drawings of 1876. In memory
of R. Fray Jose Maria de Zaldivea; our leave-taking in Nov. 1842. (Founded Ao. 1776.) (Church destroyed 1812.)
Size: 14.3 x 20.9 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:16--ALB
Ex-Mission and church of Santa Clara, the site of the present Jesuit College. From an old photograph aided by personal recollection
1842. "After-Mass" Holiday-gathering of rancheros, and the family-oxcart (cf. Vischer Missions no. 3).
Size: 16 x 23.1 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:18--ALB
South view of the town, with the church and mission-buildings of San Buena Ventura. A cavalcade of the Good Olden Times. F.G.
Becher and Alfred Robinson, on a trip northward, with vaqueros and remonta from the Missn. of San Gabriel. Mission San Buenaventura
founded in 1782. (cf. Vischer Pictorial no. 110; Vischer Missions no. 11)
Date: May 1865
Size: 17.2 x 24.9 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:19--ALB
Church and contiguous buildings of the Ex-Mission of Santa Barbara. Now a college of the Order of San Francisco. Autograph
Fr. Jose Ma. de Jesus Gonzalez Rubio [rubric]. Santa Barbara (1842 & 1865). While engaged in tracing the first outlines of
this interesting structure, Sunday, May 7th, 1865, Mass just over, we obtained, through favor, the autograph of Father Gonzalez,
the worthy President of the College, sollicited [sic] and kindly granted, as a memento of this, our second visit, after an
interval of twinty-three years! To preserve in the proper place so welcome a present, we committed the pardonable indescretion
of finishing up our drawing on the very paper containing the autograph, as a means to gratify those of our friends who like
ourselves, from personal acquaintance with Father Gonzalez, the last survivor of the missionaries, appreciate his excellent
qualities. Thus we secured what will become a relic of one whose name, blessed during lifetime by the many hearts he comforted,
will after his death stand as the last pillar of the missionary work in California so honorably preceded by Fathers Junipero
Serra, Geronimo Boscana, Sanchez, Peiri, Salvidea, Duran, and other distinguished ornaments of the order of San Frnacisco.
(Reference to text of the California Collection. E.V.) (cf. Vischer Pictorial p. 106, Vischer Missions no. 20)
Size: 16.8 x 25.3 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:23--ALB
Ruins of the Ex-Mission of La Purisima Concepcion. Drawn between 1 & 6 of April '78. The last stone to the temple. After a
photograph, the valuable contribution of Mrs. Josephine Bishop completing the mission collection on Author's 70th birthday.
Photograph of 1876. Date of foundation Dec. 8, 1787.
Date: April 1-6, 1878
Size: 16.4 x 24.6 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:30--ALB
Church (the interior yet kept in good condition) of the Mission of San Miguel, and ruins of the 'Casa Principal' and outbuildings.
Sheriff and posse conducting a band of criminals towards San Luis Obispo. (The northrooms in 1852 the scene of the murder
of the Reed family by outlaws.) A scene of the starvation of cattle in the summer of 1864, during the great drought. Founded
1797. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p.111, Vischer Missions no. 7)
Size: 18.1 x 26.4 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:31--ALB
Casa del Paso de Robles, the old farm building of the Mission of San Miguel. Now the sheepfarm of James Blackburn. Meeting
of neighbouring stock-owners at a general rodeo for the separation of herds. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p.116).
Date: May 1864
Size: 15.9 x 24.7 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:32--ALB
Chapel and principal buildings of the Ex-Mission San Fernando. [Founded] 1798. Instances of extreme old age. Genl. D. Andres
Pico, with his adoptive daughter, visiting the quarters of the aged Sn. Fernando Indians. The oldest surviving mission-Indians
of California. Alifonso' 130 (by computation) Agapito' 115, the first adult gentil [sic] baptized [sic] here, (then a grandfather).
Their wives also abt. 100 years old. (cf. Vischer Missions no. 12)
Size: 16.8 x 25.5 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:34--ALB
Indian rancheria of Jose Antonio Venado, at San Luis Rey Mission, near the Zanja. Caicha-tribe, Quechumas. April 1865. Supplementary
drawings of Spanish and Indian life, 1873 (Sketched 1868). Ambrosia, Vaquero; Temecola & Eusebio.
Date: 1868 (1873)
Size: 15.1 x 23.5 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:39--ALB
North view of the church and Ex-Mission of Santa Ines, (with groupings of the olden times). 'Alistando la remonta.' Father
Blas Ordaz ordering relais, the mayordomo reporting; departure of honored guests, 1833/6, Fernando Deppe, A. Robinson and
J. Thompson. (cf. Vischer Pictorial p.109, Vischer Missions no. 9)
Size: 17.2 x 24.9 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:40--ALB
Ruins of the south-end and inner corridors of Sta. Ines Mission buildings; our night quarters with the mail agent. April 22,
1865. Supplementary drawings of Mission-Ruins, 1873. Donkeys by W.H.H. [i.e. William H. Hilton].
Date: April 22, 1865 (1873)
Size: 14.8 x 22.8 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:42--ALB
Catholic chapel at San Rafael. Site of old mission church and buildings, entirely gone. [At top is small photo of pencil sketch
of mission, titled: Bosquejo de la Mision de San Rafael, en 1831, por favor del Sr. General M.G. Vallejo, en 1878.] Photo
has label with legend in ms., Para Dn. Eduardo Vicher [sic]. (5.5 x 15.2 cm.) Verso has larger uncropped photo of same pencil
sketch including small portrait Vallejo and notation: Mision de San Rafael en 1831. M.G.V. (10.4 x 16.1 cm.)].
Date: May 3, 1868 (1873)
Size: 11 x 17.5 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:44b--ALB
Verso: Presumable appearance of the Mission of San Francisco Solano (Sonoma) about the year 1832, in its primitive state,
or rather with Pater Quijas' contemplated renovations. The above elevation is drawn from a ground plan kindly furnished by
Genl. M.G. Vallejo at Lachryma Montis, October 1878.
Size: 14 x 19.8 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:45--ALB
Under Dona Marcelina's celebrated grape-vine, at the Montecito, Santa Barbara. Carefully sketched in Santa Barbara, May 1,
1865. But 1871 drawn from recollection, the original having been lost (cf. Vischer Pictorial p. 169).
Size: 15.7 x 22.8 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:46--ALB
A Mormon relic. Ruins of Elders Lyman and Richie's residence at San Bernardino. Mormon colony at San Bernardino from 1848
to 1857. (1857 Exodus on account of the war.) Destroyed by fire. Supplementary drawings of 1873.
Date: April 1865 (1873)
Size: 12.8 x 19.9 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:48--ALB
North-east view of Temecola Valley, 10 miles west of San Luis Rey. South-Cala. scenery. Excursion of 1871. Group remodelled
with the aid of W.H. Hilton. Temecola Valley lands. The refuge and abode of San Diego and San Luis Rey Indians, after many
years occupancy threatened with expropriation.
Size: 14.6 x 21 cm.
BANC PIC 19xx.039:50--ALB
Groundplans of the destroyed missions of Santa Cruz, La Purisima, San Rafael and San Francisco Solano. A valuable acquisition
due to the early records, retentive memory and untiring obligingness of Genl. M.G. Vallejo. [Individual plates in this photoprint
are filed with respective mission groups above.] [Portrait of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, center.] [Photographic reproduction.]
Size: 16.1 x 11.6 cm.