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Title
Casa de la Guerra, Santa Barbara
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 1938
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.
Pictured is the courtyard at Casa de la Guerra. The Casa de la Guerra, or 'casa grande', was the social, political, and cultural center of the pueblo of Santa Barbara. It has been at the heart of Santa Barbara's history since its construction by the fifth Presidio comandante, Jose´ Antonio de la Guerra y Noriega between 1818 and 1827. It is located at 11-19 East De la Guerra Street in Santa Barbara.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00097369
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-634 8x10
CARL0005129891
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/40408
Subject
Casa de la Guerra (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Adobe buildings--California--Santa Barbara
Palms--California--Santa Barbara
Lawns--California--Santa Barbara
Architecture--California--Santa Barbara--Spanish influences
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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