On the Frontier’s Edge – California Mission Tile

California mission tile, Catholic University, c. 1860s

California mission tile, Catholic University, c. 1860s

One of a set of 18 collected from the original missions by Mother Mary Baptist Russell, Sister of Mercy in the 1890s, this tile was later painted by a student to represent the mission from which it came, Mission San Luis Rey, in Oceanside, California.


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