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Title
Chiropractor in Little Tokyo
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
[ca. 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 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.
There are articles and pictures in the window of this chiropractor in Little Tokyo about the National College of Chiropractic, which was based in Chicago. This shop might be an affiliate. In 1937 there were almost 500 chiropractors operating in Los Angeles according to the phone book.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00096774
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-668 8x10
CARL0005099533
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38701
Subject
National College of Chiropractic
Chiropractors--California--Los Angeles
Show windows--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Signs and signboards--California--Little Tokyo (Los Angeles)
Japanese language
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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