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Title
Water pours out of heater treaters in the Signal Hill oil field
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
Circa 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.
Heater treaters in front of derricks in the Signal Hill oil field. This view of the back of the heater treaters shows the water draining down a disposal well while the separated gas/oil gets sent to storage tanks.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00096714
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-372 8x10
CARL0005097941
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38606
Subject
Oil wells--California--Signal Hill
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Signal Hill
Oil fields--California--Signal Hill
Petroleum industry and trade--California--Signal Hill--Equipment and supplies
Signal Hill (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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