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 an ornate saddle displayed inside a shop window at the Casa de la Guerra gift shop. 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
Casa de la Guerra (Santa Barbara, Calif.) Show windows--California--Santa Barbara Western saddles--California--Santa Barbara Gift shops--California--Santa Barbara Adobe buildings--California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs