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Five boats tied to the same mooring at Terminal Island
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1938]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Terminal Island launched a worldwide tuna canning industry that made tuna-fish a staple of American households and played a crucial role in both World Wars as a major shipbuilding center. The island also housed a Japanese-American community of nearly 3,000 residents, who were the first in the nation to be forcibly removed from their homes and interned during World War II. In 2012, the National Trust for Historic Preservation added Los Terminal Island to its 2012 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
A row of fishing boats, possibly tuna boats, is docked in Fish Harbor at Terminal Island. This view shows how five boats captures labeled "Los Angeles" are all tied down to the same mooring together. Wooden crate like structures on deck probably are used for storage.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-346 8x10
Boats and boating--California--Terminal Island
Fishing boats--California--Terminal Island
Docks--California--Terminal Island
Mooring of ships--California--Terminal Island
Islands--California, Southern
Terminal Island (Calif.)
Pacific Ocean
Schultheis Collection photographs

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