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Title
Felipe de Neve branch library and reflecting pool
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
Circa 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.
Designed in the Spanish Baroque Revival style by architect Austin Whittlesey, the 1929 Felipe de Neve Branch Library is located at 2820 West 6th Street in Lafayette Park. The library was designated Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #452 in 1989.
The Felipe de Neve Branch Library reflects in a large lily pond in Lafayette Park.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098640
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-080 8x10
CARL0005089994
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38028
Subject
Los Angeles Public Library.--Felipe de Neve Branch
Branch libraries--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Reflecting pools--California--Los Angeles
Lily ponds--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Lafayette Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Whittlesey, Austin

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