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. This long shot is taken from the middle of the street down Main Street looking north from Second past City Hall and fading into the distance. Pedestrians are crossing in the crosswalk, while cars and trucks wait on the street lined with electric rail lines and tracks. Some signs that can be seen include blade signs for liquor, sporting goods and money lending as well as a painted sign for the Natick Hotel.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Los Angeles City Hall (Los Angeles, Calif.) Natick House (Los Angeles, Calif.) Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles Storefronts--California--Los Angeles Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles Automobiles--California--Los Angeles Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles City halls--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments Main Street (Los Angeles, Calif.) Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Cityscape photographs Schultheis Collection photographs