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Star of India, San Diego
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 Star of India is both a California Historical Landmark and a United Stated National Historic Landmark. She is home-ported at the San Diego Maritime Museum.
Close up view of the Star of India ship. This full-rigged iron windjammer ship, was built in 1863 and launched on November 14 of the same year. She was sold numerous times, first in 1871, then followed in 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, and finally in 1926 to the Zoological Society of San Diego. She is the second oldest ship still sailing regularly and the oldest iron-hulled merchant ship still floating.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-009-598 8x10
Star of India (Ship)
Euterpe (Ship)
Ships, Iron and steel--California--San Diego
Ships--California--San Diego
Windjammers (Sailing ships)
San Diego (Calif.)
Pacific Ocean
Schultheis Collection photographs

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