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Title
Farm workers in orchard
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 min-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.
A tractor is pulling a piece of farm equipment, on which three men are standing; a sign on the machinery reads, "N.O. Olivas, RR Box 431, Ventura." Following them is a horse-drawn wagon. An orchard is to the right of the dirt road that they are traveling on.
Type
image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00063610
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-665 8x10
CARL0005231107
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/34962
Subject
Agricultural laborers--California--Ventura
Agricultural machinery--California--Ventura
Agriculture--California--Ventura
Dirt roads--California--Ventura
Horse-drawn vehicles--California--Ventura
Orchards--California--Ventura
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Signs and signboards--California--Ventura
Ventura (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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