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Weaving

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & the early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
Guatemala is known for its native cloth-most woven (at that time) at home & for the family.

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Greeting the Pope

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
In 1960 the Pope visited Guatemala-a huge event for a small catholic country.

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Guatemala Natives

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
Each native village has it's own distinct "costume" woven by the ladies of the village.

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Indian Families

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.

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Ladies Kneeling

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.

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Making Rope

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
Rope was made by individual families using fibers from the yucca plant.

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Mom & Child

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.

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Women & Children

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.

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Native Gathering

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
Men were generally the first to adopt western style clothing.

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Kneeling

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.

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San Andres Itzapa

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
Each village had its own church banner.

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Todo Santeros

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
The Todo Santeros were a unique group-very aggressive & with the motto "The Bark Protects the Tree". Bathing was not a common chore.

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Village Scene

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
Market day fills the streets with shoppers and sellers.

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Washer Woman

These images were recorded while living in Guatemala in the 1950's & early 60's. The original slides had deteriorated before being digitized.
Washing is located were the water is.