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Title
Union Oil service station
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
[ca. 1937]
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
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.
Looking north from a Union Oil service station, located on the corner of La Brea Avenue (running from left to right) and Washington Boulevard, towards Hollywood.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00057651
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-005-034 8x10
CARL0005091192
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35895
Subject
Union Oil Company of California
Service stations--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)
Gasoline pumps--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--West Adams (Los Angeles)
La Brea Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Washington Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
West Adams (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Panoramic views
Schultheis Collection photographs
Time Period
1931-1940

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