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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. View along the facade of Frey Industrial Supply Company at 3828 South Santa Fe Avenue, between Vernon Avenue and 38th Street in Vernon. The facade is a little worse for wear and the signage is gone today, but the hanging light, recessed entryway and original windows are still intact. Like many structures on this street, the street-facing showroom is the architecturally polished front of a larger industrial building behind.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00099107 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-008-480 8x10 CARL0005093256 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/38462
Frey Industrial Supply Company (Firm) Showrooms--California--Vernon Industrial buildings--California--Vernon Signs and signboards--California--Vernon Streets--California--Vernon Santa Fe Avenue (Vernon, Calif.) Vernon (Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs