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Crenshaw shops, Hyde Park
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
Circa 1938
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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 Art Deco style building covering the 5430 addresses was built in 1930 and the Colonial Revival style building covering the 5440 addresses was built in 1934. Both of these buildings are still standing.
This view of 5400 block of Crenshaw Boulevard in Hyde Park includes: Carl's Shoes, Morstad's clothing shop (at 5434), a Woolworth's (at 5436), an Owl Drug (at 5440), Quality Boots, Jeri Frock's, Lloyd's (at 5444) and an Albert Sheetz Candy Company and fountain (at 5444 1/2).
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-314 8x10
Carl's Shoes
F.W. Woolworth Company
Owl Drug Company
Albert Sheetz Mission Candy Company
Stores & shops--California--Hyde Park (Los Angeles)
Signs and signboards--California--Hyde Park (Los Angeles)
Neon signs--California--Hyde Park (Los Angeles)
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Colonial revival (Architecture)--California--Hyde Park (Los Angeles)
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Hyde Park (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hyde Park (Los Angeles)
Crenshaw Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hyde Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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