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Rossmoyne Village sign, Glendale
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 1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Rossmoyne is a registered historic district in Glendale consisting of 504 Period Revival style homes. In the 1880s, Judge Erskine Mayo Ross, purchased 1,100 acres of Rancho San Rafael and called his new ranch "Rossmoyne." In 1923, the Haddock-Nibley Company purchased 800 acres for development, and built an Egyptian Revival style sales office at 1300 Verdugo Road (now demolished). In 1936, Harry Welton announced the opening of Rossmoyne Village, a new residential community adjacent to Rossmoyne, although marketing at the time used Rossmoyne Village to refer to both the new development and the original tract. Rossmoyne is generally bordered by Cordova and Sinaloa Streets on the west, Hillcroft Road on the north, Mountain Street to the east, and Ethel Street/Glenoaks Boulevard on the south and includes Nibley Park, donated to the city by the developer.
This sign reads "You are in Rossmoyne Village, $11,000,000 invested here to make this your better place to live, office 1300 North Verdugo Road." A picture of a man waling his dog and holding his daughter's hand makes it clear that this is a family neighborhood.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-049 8x10
Signs and signboards--California--Glendale
Rossmoyne Village (Glendale, Calif.)
Rossmoyne Historic District (Glendale, Calif.)
Glendale (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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