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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. 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00096714 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-005-372 8x10 CARL0005097941 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38606
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