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Ninth and Broadway
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 1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
In 1929, architect Claude Beelman designed the Eastern-Columbia Building (aka the Eastern Building, Columbia-Eastern Building, or Eastern Outfitting Retail Store Building) in the Art Deco Moderne stepped-back style and is clad in green and gold terra-cotta. The building, located at 849 South Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, was home to Eastern Outfitting Company and Columbia Outfitting Company.
This view of the Southwest corner of Ninth Street and Broadway includes the sunlit Eastern Columbia building (849 South Broadway) and further down the block the May Company (800 South Hill Street). This also provides a detailed view of the street light.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-028 8x10
Eastern Columbia Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Stores & shops--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Ninth Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Beelman, Claude,1883-1963

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