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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. View along the facade of Victor Welding Equipment Company at 3821 South Santa Fe Avenue, between Vernon Avenue and 38th Street in Vernon. This was a division of the Victor Equipment Company. Like many structures on this street, the street-facing showroom is the architecturally polished front of a larger industrial building behind. The Streamline lines and tile details have been hidden with new windows and a large sign, but the building still exists today.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
00099105 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-478 8x10 CARL0005093254 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38460
Victor Welding Equipment Company (Firm) Industrial buildings--California--Vernon Showrooms--California--Vernon Art deco (Architecture)--California--Vernon Signs and signboards--California--Vernon Vernon (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs