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How We Worked, How We Played

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Herman Schultheis may have been an engineer by trade, but was a photographer at heart who never seemed to go anywhere without his camera. After relocating to Los Angeles from the East Coast in 1937, Herman and his wife Ethel explored their newly adopted home, far and wide. By the end of the decade, he had snapped well over 5,000 photos.

How We Worked, How We Played: Herman Schultheis and Los Angeles in the 1930s, presents a small sampling of this amazing collection which was donated to the Los Angeles Public Library following Ethel's death in the early 1990s. The images present an overview of a rapidly expanding city in the midst of the Great Depression and on the verge of a world war, along with the simple story of two people in love with each other - and Los Angeles.

This catalog was published in conjunction with How We Worked, How We Played: Herman Schultheis and Los Angeles in the 1930s, a photo display in the Central Library History & Genealogy Department November 1, 2012 - May 24, 2013.

  • Paperback, sold individually
  • 149 pages
  • Printed in the USA