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Title
Working on an oil rig
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1937]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
Three men in hard hats stand on the back of a truck around a crane, while another man supervises. Two more men work on machinery on the platform of this El Segundo oil rig, while another pair works on a large pipe on the ground.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00097442
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-769 8x10
CARL0005068509
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36783
Subject
Machinery--California--El Segundo
Hoisting machinery--California--El Segundo
Trucks--California--El Segundo
Petroleum workers--California--El Segundo
Oil well drilling rigs--California--El Segundo
El Segundo (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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