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. This view of Seventh Street looking west from Spring includes pedestrians, streetcars, cars and a long vista of buildings. Some of the visible signs are for the Hotel Lankershim and the Loews State Theater. The Hellman Commercial Trust and Savings Bank at 650 South Spring Street is visible on the left and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Seventh Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Spring Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs