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. Standing on the most southwesterly point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Point Vicente marks the northern end of the Catalina Channel on the Pacific coast. On May 1,1926 the U.S. Lighthouse Service began the operation of the Point Vicente Lighthouse. The 1000 watt bulb, focused through a five foot lens, could be seen over twenty miles. The lens, hand ground by Paris craftsmen in 1886, saw forty years of service in Alaska before its installation. On November 17, 1979, Point Vicente Lighthouse was added to the National Registry of Historic Sites. A road separates a tilled field, from a small grouping of Spanish buildings clustered around the Point Vicente Lighthouse. A distant tree line indicates another land use beyond the lighthouse.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints