Guide to the Marie Scott California Mission Prints Collection (1940s) – Contents

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Series Scope and Content Summary:

This series consists of forty (40) or more prints of photographs taken by Marie Scott of various California Missions in the 1940’s. The photographs are mounted in white cardboard frames, some of which lift up to reveal the caption of the photo. The photos were taken of nineteen different missions throughout California. For some of the Missions only one photo was taken; for some, as many as four were taken. The subjects of these photos include alters, religious sculptures and figures of worship, doors, colonnades, gardens, monks, cathedral pews, exteriors and interiors of the Missions, and many other focal points and arresting details such as crucifixes, crumbling walls at San Juan Capistrano and Nuestra Senora de Soledad ,bell towers, and much more. The prints include lovely and enchanting photos of Missions such as San Diego De Alcala, Santa Ines, San Carlos Borromeo De Carmelo, San Juan Bautista, San Buenaventura, and many more. The prints are in excellent condition, though some of the frames are coming loose.. Some of the prints include the date the Mission was founded on the reverse of the cardboard. All the photos feature the artist’s name “Marie T. Scott written on the reverse. Box 1 contains approx. twenty-eight photographic prints and Box 2 contains fourteen prints.

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Box 1 and 2