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Title
Youth Triumphant fountain in front of Bovard Auditorium at U.S.C
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Schultheis, Herman
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
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.
Description
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 "Youth Triumphant" fountain, sculpted by Frederick William Schweigardt, was presented to USC in 1935 by Mr. And Mrs. Robert Carmen-Ryles in memory of their son, alumnus Edward L. Prentiss, and installed in Alumni Memorial Park in front of Doheny Memorial Library. Originally known as the Fountain of the Four Cornerstones of American Democracy, it was displayed at the California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego. John Parkinson designed the 1921 George Finley Bovard Administration Building (AKA Bovard Auditorium) as part of the 1919 Parkinson & Parkinson master plan. The clock tower rises over 100 feet with sculptures by Johan Caspar Lachne Gruenfeld.
Plants grow in the Youth Triumphant fountain at USC in front of the Bovard Auditorium.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098176
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-616 8x10
CARL0005080411
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37819
Subject
University of Southern California.--Bovard Auditorium
Universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles
Fountains--California--Los Angeles
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Aquatic plants--California--Los Angeles
Memorials--California--Los Angeles
College buildings--California--Los Angeles
Romanesque revival (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
University Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Schweigardt, Frederick William
Parkinson & Parkinson

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