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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. 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00098835 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-206 8x10 CARL0005090664 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38115