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TitleÂ 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. Glendora was founded on April 1, 1887 by George D. Whitcomb and was officially incorporated as a City in 1911. In the mid-1930s, nearly all of the city's 4,500 acres of land were cultivated for citrus fruit; by the late 1950s agriculture had given way to large-scale residential development. As of 2006, population of the city known as the "Pride of the Foothills" was estimated at 51,608. View of a couple of homes located in an unidentified area of Glendora. The house in the forefront appears to be Spanish style, with a red tiled roof and a small enclosed porch. The lot to the left of the house has not been developed and appears to have a "For Sale" sign posted. The San Gabriel Mountains are partially visible in the center.
1 photographic print :b&w ;12 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00076291 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-005-482 8x10 CARL0005093026 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36092
Dwellings--California--Glendora Architecture, Domestic--California--Glendora--Spanish influences Streets--California--Glendora Mountains--California, Southern San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.) Glendora (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs