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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. Architect Claud Beelman designed the 1929 Willard Storage Battery Company of California, located at 5700 East 9th Street in what is now Commerce. This building housed the western states manufacturing and distribution center of the Cleveland based car battery company. This portion of 9th was renamed Olympic and this building is gone. View of the Willard Storage Battery Company of California from across 9th street.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00099132 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-505 8x10 CARL0005096297 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38725
Willard Storage Battery Co Automobile industry and trade--Batteries--California--Commerce Industrial facilities--California--Commerce Factories--California--Commerce Architecture--California--Commerce--Spanish influences Lost architecture--California--Commerce Streets--California--Commerce Ninth Street (Commerce, Calif.) Commerce (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Beelman, Claude,1883-1963