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"Pasadena Water Dept.," 52nd Annual Tournament of Roses, 1941
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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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.
Two women can be seen sitting atop the "Pasadena Water Dept." parade float in the 52nd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. The photograph was taken from the south side of Colorado Boulevard, between Holliston and Hill avenues.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-011-616 8x10
Pasadena Water and Power
Holliston Methodist Church (Pasadena, Calif.)
Tournament of Roses
Parade floats--California--Pasadena
Stores & shops--California--Pasadena
Church buildings--California--Pasadena
Methodist church buildings--California--Pasadena
Street-railroad tracks--California--Pasadena
Colorado Boulevard (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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