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Title
Casa del Prado and Lily Pond, Balboa 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. 1938]
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.
Close-up of the Lily Pond and a peek of Casa del Prado, which is within the Balboa Park premises. During World War I, the U.S. Navy, which was occupying Balboa Park, used the pond as a swimming and rehabilitation pool for its soldiers. Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park housing 15 major museums, performing arts venues, several beautiful gardens, and historic buildings.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 14 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00100341
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-009-479 8x10
CARL0005128378
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/40369
Subject
Casa del Prado (San Diego, Calif.)
Lily ponds--California--San Diego
Parks--California--San Diego
Trees--California--San Diego
Architecture--California--San Diego--Spanish influences
Balboa Park (San Diego, Calif.)
San Diego (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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