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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. Terminal Island launched a worldwide tuna canning industry that made tuna-fish a staple of American households and played a crucial role in both World Wars as a major shipbuilding center. The island also housed a Japanese-American community of nearly 3,000 residents, who were the first in the nation to be forcibly removed from their homes and interned during World War II. In 2012 the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Los Terminal Island to its 2012 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. A man and a woman cuddle on the dock at Terminal Island oblivious to the mast of a nearby fishing boat. General Petroleum Corporation owned the "Mobiloil" and "Mobilgas" products seen in storage tanks across the water on another side of the island.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00100889 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-010-358 8x10 CARL0005114737 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/39925
Mobil Oil Corporation Gasoline--California--Terminal Island Storage tanks--California--Terminal Island Industrial facilities--California--Terminal Island Couples--California--Terminal Island Boats and boating--California--Terminal Island Fishing boats--California--Terminal Island Docks--California--Terminal Island Islands--California, Southern Terminal Island (Calif.) Pacific Ocean Schultheis Collection photographs