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Title
Floods, El Monte hog farm, barn collapse
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
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.
This hog barn is half hanging over the river, ready to collapse after the bank washed away below it. This could be either the San Gabriel River or the Rio Hondo, both of which flooded in 1938.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 15 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00082321
Herman J Schultheis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
N-008-698 8x10
CARL0005101746
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/36216
Subject
Barns--California--El Monte
Building failures--California--El Monte
Farms--California--El Monte
Floods--California--El Monte
Flood damage--California--El Monte
Natural disasters--California--Los Angeles County
Rivers--California, Southern
El Monte (Calif.)
Schultheis Collection photographs

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