California Mission Image Galleries

To enhance your sense of life in the Mission era, visit one or all five of our galleries featuring historic images of the California Missions.

This gallery presents fifteen original drawings commemorating seminal mission events. These were rendered in the early 1900s.

These are wonderful classic sepia tone images of the Missions from the early 20th century. This is one of the first full sets ever produced.

In this gallery are photographic images of Franciscans at Santa Barbara, San Luis Rey and San Antonio de Padua. Most of the photographs were taken between 1890-1905.

A display of twelve rare paintings and colored sketches from the 19th and early 20th century that help us envision places and events long past.

This is a collection of priceless pencil sketches of friars going about their daily lives. They were drawn in late 19th century.