Photograph of an exterior view of the rear of the Mission San Diego, ca.1880. Two large shacks stand to the right of the image, at a right angle to each other, their walls in disrepair. The smaller of the two shacks stands lengthwise, an adobe portico extending out from its left side. A short, dilapidated brick wall stands out a little in front of them. Large sand dunes are visible in the distance and dry, rocky ground is visible in the foreground. Picture file card reads: "Watkins photo, copied by Chas. B. Turrel. Behind the mountains at right lies the city of San Diego.". "Turrel" likely should be spelled "Turrill", the individual in question likely being Charles Beebe Turrill, a historian and promoter of California who lived from 1854 to 1927.