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TitleÂ 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. Glendora was founded on April 1, 1887 by George D. Whitcomb and was officially incorporated as a City in 1911. In the mid-1930s, nearly all of the city's 4,500 acres of land were cultivated for citrus fruit; by the late 1950s agriculture had given way to large-scale residential development. An irrigation pool located near South Hills (upper left) in Glendora. The San Gabriel Mountains are present in the distance.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00075303 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-005-486 8x10 CARL0005126387 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35071
Citrus--Irrigation--California--Glendora Orchards--California--Glendora Agriculture--California--Glendora Palms--California--Glendora Mountains--California, Southern South Hills (Glendora, Calif.) Glendora (Calif.) San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.) Panoramic views Schultheis Collection photographs