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Mission San Antonio.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Mission San Antonio., 1898
  • Where object was made: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.39 x 22.69 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0333

Receding at a diagonal from the viewer, a one-story arcade topped by a red Spanish-style clay tile roof occupies the center of the composition. Immediately adjacent to this structure is a building featuring a large cross at its apex. [Building complex identified as Mission San Antonio]. A lush expanse of grass and flowers occupies much of the foreground. Positioned on the lawn are low-lying vertical blocks (made of wood or stone?) and, to the right, taller wooden columns, two of them topped by carved portrait busts of bearded men.