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Sparkletts bottling plant
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
[ca. 1938]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Title supplied by cataloger.; Original photo is washed out.; 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.
Architect Richard D. King designed the 1926-29 Moorish style bottling plant and corporate headquarters for Sparkletts Bottled Water Corporation, located at 4500 York Boulevard, in Eagle Rock. The plant, which expanded in the 1950s, is still operating.
View of the Sparkletts plant across a wide park like area in Eagle Rock.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-219 8x10
Sparkletts Bottled Water Corp
Corporations--Headquarters--California--Los Angeles
Industrial facilities--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)--Islamic influences
Arcades (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Minarets--California--Los Angeles
Domes--California--Los Angeles
Bottled water industry--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
King, Richard D

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