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. The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913 by the Kansas City (MO)-based firm of J.A.L. Waddell. With a span of 1,486 feet and known for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, lights, and railings, the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 1989, after the Loma Prieta earthquake in Northern California, the bridge was declared a seismic hazard and closed to traffic. It was reopened in 1993 after a substantial retrofit.; Marston and Van Pelt designed the Vista del Arroyo Hotel in 1920 and in 1930 George Wiemeyer added the tower. Myron Hunt designed some of the bungalows. In 1981, the hotel and courtyards were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building became a District Court building in 2001, which lead to the pool and most of the bungalows being destroyed. Looking from across the Arroyo Seco towards the Colorado Street Bridge and the Vista del Arroyo Hotel. A dwelling is seen in the foreground.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Vista del Arroyo Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.) Hotels--California--Pasadena Dwellings--California--Pasadena Arch bridges--California--Pasadena Bridges--California--Pasadena Arroyos--California--Pasadena Trees--California--Pasadena National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks Colorado Street Bridge (Pasadena, Calif.) Arroyo Seco (Los Angeles County, Calif.) Pasadena (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs Waddell, J. A. L.(John Alexander Low),1854-1938 Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury (Firm)