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Indian drumming at the Farmers Market Fall Festival
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
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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.
The Fall Festival/County Fair was held October 27-30, 1937, at the Farmers Market. Earl Bell Gilmore started the Farmers Market in 1934 in an empty field on the corner of Third and Fairfax (6333 West Third Street). An expansion and reconstruction project in 1941 included the addition of the Clock Tower.
A man wearing beaded moccasins and traditional fringed clothing holds a padded drumstick against a large hanging drum. Bows are mounted behind him and a corn stalk and mini drum display is in the foreground.
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-208 8x10
Farmers Market (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Farmers' markets--California--Los Angeles
Harvest festivals--California--Los Angeles
Drums (Musical instruments)
Drummers (Musicians)--California--Los Angeles
Native Americans--Clothing
Bows (Weapons)--California--Los Angeles
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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