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Walking on Grand Avenue
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. 1937]
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.; 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.
J.W. Robinson's, originally known as The Boston Dry Goods Store, was founded in Los Angeles in 1883. Completed in 1915, the building was updated in 1934 to have an Art Deco look that still exists today.
Shoppers leave the J.W. Robinson's building (left) located at 7th and Grand, and join the pedestrians crowding the wide sidewalk, and a bicycle stands untouched. Further north, the roof top sign for the Edwards and Widley Building at 609 South Grand is visible, as is the extremely hilly layout of the street.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-006-810 8x10
J. W. Robinson Co
Edwards and Widley Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Department stores--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Bicycles--California--Los Angeles
Grand Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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