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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. Eagle Rock is a neighborhood in northeastern Los Angeles that derives its name from a massive boulder at the district's northern edge. The boulder contains an indentation that creates an eagle-shaped shadow everyday around noon. In the 1880s Eagle Rock existed as a farming community with grand Victorian farmhouses and many exquisite Craftsman homes in charming neighborhoods. In 1906 Eagle Rock became an independent city and was incorporated in 1911 with a population of approximately 600; in 1914 it also became home to Occidental College, one of our country's most prestigious liberal arts colleges, designed by Myron Hunt in the Mediterranean revival style and built between 1911 and 1913. In 1920, Eagle Rock's population had grown to 2,250. Just one year later, in 1921, this figure had leaped to 3,800. Since then, the city has been experiencing gentrification as young urban professionals discover this gem between Glendale and Pasadena, minutes away from downtown Los Angeles. Today, the community of Eagle Rock with its famous landmark is home to approximately 27,875 people. View of street signs at the intersection of York Boulevard and N. Ave. 46. Another sign below it gives directions to Occidental College, with an arrow pointing left. The Automobile Club of Southern California posted such signs before local government took over the responsibility. Occidental College is located at 1600 Campus Road in Eagle Rock.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm. Photographic prints
00077953 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-010-061 8x10 CARL0000079724 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/35989
Automobile Club of Southern California Occidental College Traffic signs and signals--California--Los Angeles Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Eagle Rock (Los Angeles) York Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Avenue 46 (Los Angeles, Calif.) Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, Calif.) Schultheis Collection photographs