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Title
Driving past the Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach
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.
A car drives on a road, probably 27th street which no longer goes through, with a Signal Hill oil field on one side and the Sunnyside Cemetery (1095 East Willow Street, Long Beach) on the other. Gravestones can barely be seen past the trees on the left.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00096720
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-378 8x10
CARL0005099058
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38614
Subject
Sunnyside Cemetery (Long Beach, Calif.)
Cemeteries--California--Long Beach
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Signal Hill
Oil fields--California--Signal Hill
Automobiles--California--Long Beach
Streets--California--Long Beach
Signal Hill (Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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