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. Originally named Agricultural Park in 1876, the 160-acre site was developed and served as an agricultural and horticultural fairground until approximately 1910, at which point it was re-named Exposition Park. On November 6, 1913, Exposition Park was formally dedicated, and became the home to a state Exposition Building and the county Museum of History, Science and Art. The Exposition Club House located at 3990 Menlo (now Bill Robertson Lane) was declared City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #127 in 1974 and currently is the Ahmanson Senior Center. A bench sits in front of one of the formal lawn bowling areas in front of the Spanish Colonial Revival style Bowling Club House in Exposition Park, which features an arched colonnade and tile roof.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Exposition Club House (Los Angeles, Calif.) Clubhouses--California--Los Angeles Lawn bowls--California--Los Angeles Recreation--California--Los Angeles Parks--California--Los Angeles Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Exposition Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs