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. When this Italian Renaissance style post office was built, it was the only post office in Pasadena, it is now a branch. The main building was designed by Oscar Wenderoth and built in 1913. An addition (not visible here) was designed by Marston and Maybury, and was built in 1938. In early 2012, the building was renamed "First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office Building," in honor of an Altadena resident and Tuskegee Airman. Goodall lived in Altadena from 1961 until his death in November 2010. Looking northeast towards the post office in Pasadena, located at 281 E Colorado Boulevard. Two sets of streetcar tracks are visible on the boulevard.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office Building (Pasadena, Calif.) Post office buildings--California--Pasadena Architecture--California--Pasadena--Italian influences Streets--California--Pasadena Street-railroad tracks--California--Pasadena Colorado Boulevard (Pasadena, Calif.) Pasadena (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Wenderoth, Oscar