Skip to main content

Image / View from Silver Lake

Have a question about this item?

Item Information. View source record on contributor's website.

View from Silver Lake
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Schultheis, Herman
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
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.
Looking northwest towards Franklin Hills, Los Feliz and Griffith Park from around Lucile Street in Street in Silver Lake. Effie Street appears on the left and Fountain Avenue runs through the center.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-039 8x10
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Mountains--California, Southern
Fountain Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Effie Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Franklin Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Silver Lake (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Feliz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Panoramic views
Schultheis Collection photographs

Explore related content on Calisphere: