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 looking east on 5th Street towards Wall Street covers the north side of the 200 block. The Hotel Chapman (301 East Fifth Street) is visible at the end of the image which starts at a bar at 255 East Fifth Street. Pedestrians fill the wide sidewalks.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Hotel Chapman (Los Angeles, Calif.) Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Fifth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs