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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. The Chocolate Mountains stretch more than 60 miles in a northwest to southwest direction, and are located east of the Salton Sea and south and west of the Chuckwalla Mountains and the Colorado River. They form the northest boundary of the Salton Trough, elevating 2,877 feet at its highest point. View of sage in the forefront, and the Chocolate Mountains near the Salton Sea, in the background.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm. Photographic prints
00098411 Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection; N-007-851 8x10 CARL0005133044 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/40637