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Athletic field at Manual Arts High School
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. 1938]
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.
Manual Arts High School was established in 1910, was the third school in Los Angeles (after L.A. High and L.A. Polytechnic High) and is the oldest high school in the L.A. Unified School District that remains on its original site at 4131 South Vermont Avenue. When it was founded, Manual Arts was a vocational high school, but today teaches a traditional curriculum. After the 1933 earthquake, architects John and Donald Parkinson designed and built the school's new buildings in PWA Streamline Moderne Style. In 1994, the school was reconfigured to a four-year school, catering to grades 9-12.
This view of the athletic fields at the Manual Arts High School captures women playing basketball, bleachers, and some of the campus buildings on the right.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-010-124 8x10
Manual Arts High School (Los Angeles, Calif.)
High schools--California--Los Angeles
School buildings--California--Los Angeles
High school students--California--Los Angeles
Sports for women--California--Los Angeles
Physical education and training--California--Los Angeles
Basketball courts--California--Los Angeles
Athletic fields--California--Los Angeles
Bleachers--California--Los Angeles
University Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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