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Federal Courthouse and U.S. Post Office Building
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 194-
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.
Built in 1937-1940, Federal Courthouse and U.S. Post Office Building was designed by architects Gilbert Stanley Underwood and Louis A. Simon and cost over $8 million to build.
Exterior view of the Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, located at 312 N. Spring Street. The Stephen M. White Statue, which was previously located on the corner of Temple and Broadway on the lawn of the Hall of Records, is now on the corner of 1st and Hill outside the new courthouse, located at 1945 South Hill Street.
1 photographic print :b&w ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-011-714 8x10
White, Stephen Mallory,--1853-1901--Statues
United States Court House and Post Office (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Post office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Courthouses--California--Los Angeles
Civic centers--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Simon, Louis A.(Louis Adolphe),d. 1958
Underwood, Gilbert Stanley

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