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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. Central Manufacturing District is an industrial tract of approximately 2800 acres, partly located within the cities of Commerce, Bell, and Vernon. In 1923, the tract comprised 300 acres of the old Rancho San Antonio, one of the original Spanish land grants. Railroad lines and utilities were laid and the Terminal Building became the first structure erected at 4814 Loma Vista Avenue, and serves as its landmark. In 1928 the assets were purchased by the Santa Fe for further development. The district added new areas in 1930, 1932, 1947 and 1948 - to provide for new and expanding industries and services. Thus it has grown from its original 300 acres to more than 2800 acres. More than 60 food companies are located in the CDM, which also houses automobiles, furniture, household items, machinery, paints, paper, plastics, steel, trucks, wood, cosmetics and also the benefits provided by service and processing companies of all types. CMD, which has been called the largest development of its kind in the world, is located eastward from Soto Street to Garfield Avenue; the southern edge is bordered partly by Fruitland Avenue and Randolph Street; on the northern edge are Washington Boulevard and the Santa Ana Freeway route, partially extending north beyond the freeway line. A car is parked in front of the Studebaker factory, located at 4530 Loma Vista Avenue in Vernon. A directional sign reads "Studebaker receiving, employment, shipping," and a train is stopped on the spur ready to be loaded up with new cars. This building has been replaced with a concrete tilt-up warehouse.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00100704 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-010-139 8x10 CARL0005109953 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39451
Central Manufacturing District (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Studebaker Corporation Automobile factories--California--Vernon Industrial facilities--California--Vernon Signs and signboards--California--Vernon Railroads--California--Vernon Automobiles--California--Vernon Streets--California--Vernon Loma Vista Avenue (Vernon, Calif.) Vernon (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs