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Ramona's Marriage Place, Old San Diego
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1938]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Herman J. Schultheis was born in Aachen, Germany in 1900, and immigrated to the United States in the mid-1920s after obtaining a Ph.D. in mechanical and electrical engineering. He married Ethel Wisloh in 1936, and the pair moved to Los Angeles the following year. He worked in the film industry from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, most notably on the animated features "Fantasia" and "Pinocchio." His detailed notebook, documenting the special effects for "Fantasia," is the subject of a 14-minute short-subject included on the film's DVD. In 1949, he started employment with Librascope as a patent engineer. Schultheis was an avid amateur photographer who traveled the world with his cameras. It was on one of these photographic exhibitions in 1955 that he disappeared in the jungles of Guatemala. His remains were discovered 18 months later. The digitized portion of this collection represents the images Schultheis took of Los Angeles and its surrounding communities after he relocated to the area in 1937.
Jose´ Mari´a Estudillo and his son Jose´ Antonio Estudillo, who were early settlers of San Diego, constructed the "Casa de Estudillo" in 1827. The house was a large Spanish Colonial style adobe and was considered one of the finest houses in Mexican California. It was built in a U-shape, with the rooms set consecutively and connected only by an external covered corridor (as opposed to an interior hallway). Besides being one of the oldest surviving examples of Spanish architecture in California, the house gained fame when it was associated with Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel, "Ramona," though the author never confirmed it. The house is located on Mason Street and San Diego Avenue in Old Town, San Diego.
View of the gardens of Ramona's Marriage Place; several quilts line a low fence. Erected in 1825 in the Estudillo House, Ramona's Marriage Place has an original chapel, a beautiful garden, and museum rooms.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-009-522 8x10
Casa de Estudillo (San Diego, Calif.)
Adobe houses--California--San Diego
Adobe buildings--California--San Diego
Gardens--California--San Diego
Plants--California--San Diego
Indian blankets--North America
Old Town (San Diego, Calif.)
San Diego (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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