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Title
Oakland float, 1938 Rose Parade
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
1938
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.
Crowds watch a float called "A lily pond harmony, Metropolitan Oakland" which features frogs, flowers and fountains at the Rose Parade held January 1, 1938. Some businesses that can be seen on the north side of Colorado between Hudson and Lake include: the National Cash Register Company (843 East Colorado Boulevard), C. V. Sturdevant Realtors (845 East Colorado Boulevard) and the Western States Grocery Company (855 East Colorado Boulevard). The market building is still standing and is now a copy store.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098835
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-206 8x10
CARL0005090664
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38115
Subject
Tournament of Roses
Parades--California--Pasadena
Parade floats--California--Pasadena
Crowds--California--Pasadena
Bleachers--California--Pasadena
Stores & shops--California--Pasadena
Storefronts--California--Pasadena
Streets--California--Pasadena
Colorado Boulevard (Pasadena, Calif.)
Pasadena (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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