Oldest known photograph of Mission Santa Clara, 1854, likely taken by influential 19th cent. western photographer James M. Ford. The unidentified father on the left might be the only image of school founder Fr. John Nobili, S.J. Maybe you’ve heard of him.

Oldest known photograph of Mission Santa Clara, 1854, likely taken by influential 19th cent. western photographer James M. Ford. The unidentified father on the left might be the only image of school founder Fr. John Nobili, S.J. Maybe you’ve heard of him.