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. The multitude of discounts available at the Main Street Bargain Center (located at 213 S. Main Street, now a parking lot) has caught the eye of a passing man, dressed all in white. The rummage table is in predictable disarray in the doorway. A sliver of the imposing facade of the Higgins Building (108 W. 2nd Street) is visible next door.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Main Street Bargain Center (Los Angeles, Calif.) Higgins Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Discount houses (Retail trade)--California--Los Angeles Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Main Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs