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Title
Getting a shoe shine in Little Tokyo
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
[ca. 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.; Used in the Exhibit: How We Worked, How We Played: Herman Schultheis and Los Angeles in the 1930s.
The Little Tokyo Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Contributing buildings to the district include: the Japanese Union Church (120 North San Pedro Street), San Pedro Firm Building (108-116 North San Pedro Street), Hompa Hongwani Buddhist Temple (119 North Central Avenue) and commercial buildings from 301-349 East First street.
Two men sit on a bench in front of a restaurant in Little Tokyo. One has a baby in his lap and is getting a shoe shine from a child kneeling in front of him. 7-Up and Coca Cola posters are posted behind them.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00096733
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-425 8x10
CARL0005099407
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38640
Subject
Shoe shining--California--Los Angeles
Shoe shiners--California--Los Angeles
Infants--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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