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Title
Gazebo in the Rose Garden at Exposition Park
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
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.
Originally named Agricultural Park in 1876, the 160-acre site was developed and served as an agricultural and horticultural fairground until approximately 1910, at which point it was re-named Exposition Park. On November 6, 1913, Exposition Park was formally dedicated, and became the home to a state Exposition Building and the county Museum of History, Science and Art. Senator John Works dedicated the fountain as a commemoration of the Owens River Aqueduct whose grand opening coincided with the opening of Exposition Park. As Senator Works left the platform, a jet of water shot up 30 feet. The Museum was divided in 1961 into the Los Angeles County Museum of History and Science, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (known as LACMA, and since moved to new quarters on Wilshire Blvd). Years later, the museum was again renamed, becoming the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The Beaux Arts/Romanesque style building, located at 900 Exposition Boulevard between Vermont and Figueroa, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 - Building #75000434. Above the stone arches the words "Los Angeles County Historical and Art Museum" are etched into the facade.The seven and a half acre Rose Garden, also called Sunken Garden, evolved from the redevelopment of Agricultural Park, and was completed in 1928. In 1991, the Exposition Park Rose Garden was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This view taken through the gazebo captures couples strolling through the roses in bloom in the gardens of Exposition Park, as well as the fountain in front of the Museum of History, Science and Art.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098133
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-565 8x10
CARL0005080326
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37780
Subject
Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art
Gazebos--California--Los Angeles
Rose gardens--California--Los Angeles
Fountains--California--Los Angeles
Museums--California--Los Angeles
Natural history museums--California--Los Angeles
Museum buildings--California--Los Angeles
Eclecticism in architecture--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Exposition Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Hudson & Munsell

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