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Title
Long neck of an ostrich in Lincoln Park
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
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 pale colored female ostrich seems to be saying hi. This could be Zoopark (formerly Selig Zoo) located at 3800 North Mission Road or the nearby Los Angeles Ostrich Farm at 3609 North Mission Road.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;15 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00098540
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-007-980 8x10
CARL0005088685
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/37956
Subject
Ostriches--California--Los Angeles
Zoo animals--California--Los Angeles
Inclosures--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles)
Lincoln Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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