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 Little Tokyo Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Contributing buildings to the district include: the Japanese Union Church (120 North San Pedro Street), San Pedro Firm Building (108-116 North San Pedro Street), Hompa Hongwani Buddhist Temple (119 North Central Avenue) and commercial buildings from 301-349 East First street. A sign in front of this store in Little Tokyo encourages a visit to the bargain basement. Men's shirts are in one window (right) next to a wooden statue of a samurai warrior in full armor, and rolled bamboo mats stand to the left of the doorway.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
General stores--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles) Stores & shops--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles) Show windows--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles) Signs and signboards--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles) Samurai--Statues--California--Los Angeles Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs