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Seventh and Olive
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 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
The Huntsberger-Mennell Building, now the International Jewelry Mart, located at 412 W. Seventh Street, was designed by Dodd and Richards in 1917. According to a newspaper article at the time of its construction, the delicate and colorful terra cotta ornamentation on this two and a half-story structure represents the "fruits and flowers of California."
Pedestrians fill the side walk and cars line the street while a street car travels West on Seventh street in this view looking East from Olive. Across the street is the Huntsberger-Mennell Building.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-816 8x10
Huntsberger-Mennell Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles
Electric railroads--Cars--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Central business districts--California--Los Angeles
Seventh Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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