This site features historic photographs of all 21 California Missions, from as early as 1895. Simply select a mission from the pop-up menu above and click on "Go there" or you can select one from the Thumbnails page.

These photographs were made by the Keystone-Mast Company, Harry Pidgeon, William Amos Haines, Will Connell and others.

This site also includes an essay on the history of the missions by UCR/California Museum of Photography Senior Preparator Stephen Clugston.

Coming soon: contemporary views of the missions, 3-dimensional views (stereographic anaglyphs) and 360-degree panoramas of the missions in QuickTime Virtual Reality format.

Special thanks to Gary J. Drake and Sabine M. Vellucci for their help in preparing this site.