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Broadway, near 8th Street, Los Angeles
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 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
View of busy Broadway, looking west from 8th Street. Visible on the right hand side of the street are: Bank of America, the large corner building with numerous columns; Brack Shops, built in 1914 and located at 527 W. 7th St., and Union Oil building, built in 1922 by Curlett & Beelman. Crowds of pedestrians cross the street and several cars and trolleys can be seen in the middle of the street.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-820 8x10
Bank of America
Brack Shops (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Union Oil Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Central business districts--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Bank buildings--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Electric railroads--Cars--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Curlett & Beelman

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