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. Padre Juni´pero Serra founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, the "Jewel of the Missions", as it is sometimes referred to, on November 1, 1776; it is the seventh of 21 Spanish Missions established in California by Franciscan Padres. The Great Stone Church began construction in 1796, was completed in 1806, and was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812. The Mission was secularized in 1833, sold in 1845, and was returned to the Church in 1865. View of the garden and pond at Mission San Juan Capistrano; the 2-story building now in ruins, is visible in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Mission San Juan Capistrano Missions, Spanish--California--San Juan Capistrano Church buildings--California--San Juan Capistrano Catholic churches--California--San Juan Capistrano Arcades (Architecture)--California--San Juan Capistrano Adobe churches--California--San Juan Capistrano Gardens--California--San Juan Capistrano Ponds--California--San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs