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Title
California State Building
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. 1939]
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.
Architect John C. Austin constructed the State Building in 1930. This "high rise" measured 184 feet and had 13 stories. Unfortunately, it was found to be structurally unsafe after a 1971 earthquake, necessitating demolition.
The Los Angeles County Hall of Justice, as seen from across Spring Street. In the center is a retaining wall, grounds, and a tunnel entrance, the only remnants of the first County Courthouse.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00101674
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-011-189 8x10
CARL0005135133
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/40793
Subject
California State Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Public buildings--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs
Austin, John C. W.(John Corneby Wilson),1870-1963

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