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. The Shields Date Ranch, later Shields Date Garden, was founded in 1924 by Floyd and Bess (Lugton) Shields; Floyd was one of the pioneering date farmers in the still-young date industry of the Coachella Valley. Photograph identified as Shields Date and Grapefruit Ranch in Indio. Visible are long parallel rows of date palms, each with numerous wrapped clusters dangling from their branches.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints