Photograph of the Mission Santa Clara altar showing ceiling painted in cactus juice, ca.1900. At center, a long table is covered by a table-cloth, while two candelabras stand on pedestals to either side of it. Behind this, the altar of the mission can be seen. Five statuettes, the centermost of which is a crucifix, line the top of a second long table, behind which the wall can be seen with five carvings of religious icons set in inset archways. Two large iconic paintings are situated in similar archways to either side of this, extending out to the arched second floor of the chapel. The ceiling can be seen, depicting bishops, cherubs and cardinals, with what appears to be a monogram at its center.; Picture file card reads "Original ceiling of sanctuary painted in cactus juice tempra by Senor de Avila in 1825. The pigment, mixed in cactus juice, was applied to redwood slabs, visible in thsi pcitured. The mission burned in 1926".