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Title
Summerland oil wells on the hillside
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.
Summerland oil wells on the hillside.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00037661
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-593 8x10
CARL0000040908
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35660
Subject
Oil well drilling rigs--California--Summerland
Petroleum industry and trade--California--Summerland
Oil fields--California--Summerland
Beaches--California--Summerland
Summerland (Calif.)
Pacific Ocean
Schultheis Collection photographs

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