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. A man sits near a pottery store located at 1669 Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. Shelves displaying his wares have been places all around the small Spanish style building in an attempt to attract the attention of passing traffic. Three large palm trees separate this store from a gas station farther up the street.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
Pottery--California--Los Angeles Men--California--Los Angeles Stores & shops--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles) Merchants--California--Los Angeles Service stations--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles) Palms--California--Los Angeles Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences Streets--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles) Mountains--California, Southern Colorado Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs