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In 1943, at the age of 12, I bought my first camera from my parents. I really wanted a camera although I knew I couldn’t use it until after World War II was over because 35 mm slide film was not available to civilians. After the war I could get film, and my family traveled from Pennsylvania through the West for a number of summers. I used several different kinds of 35 mm film: Burke, Ansco, Kodak, and others. Only the Kodak held up well and all those taken in the late 1940s with Kodak film are as good today as when they were taken. All the others had to be thrown away after just a few years. Most of the pictures I took were in National Parks and most were landscapes, since the parks were quite empty. I lost this camera at Niagara Falls during my honeymoon.

For years with my young growing family I settled for snapshots. We raised our children in Seattle, Washington and Berkeley, California. My mother had become an excellent amateur photographer using slide film. She gave me her manual Nikon when she upgraded to a through the lens light-metered camera. Most of my pictures are taken with a manuel Nikon of one kind or another.

It is obvious from my pictures that I am most interested in people and their cultures and take pictures that intrigue me about the diversity of people and what they do.

Resources created by Margery H. Freeman

Chesler Park Trail in the Needles area of Canyonlands National Park
Chesler Park Trail in the Needles area of Canyonlands National Park
Formed over millions of years, these rock formations show the layers of sediment that were laid down and later became rock. The layers' colors are in tans, red, gray, and black. In the foreground, chips of stone line the trail while in the background the rock...
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Chesler Park Trail in the Needles area of Canyonlands National Park
Chesler Park Trail in the Needles area of Canyonlands National Park
This photograph shows how erosion has carved the sedimentary rock over millions of years. The boulder in the foreground is breaking down and chips of rock litter the ground next to it. The rocks in the background have perfectly straight horizontal cracks running...
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Chesler Park Trail, Canyonlands National Park
Chesler Park Trail, Canyonlands National Park
This photograph was taken from under an overhang along the Chesler Park Trail. Pinyon Pine and Juniper trees grow next to it. In the distance are rounded topped rock formations with layers of red and tan sedimentary rock.
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Chickens for sale in Saquisili, Ecuador
Chickens for sale in Saquisili, Ecuador
Several crates of live chickens are on display in an open-air market. A woman in an apron stands among the crates. Numerous shoppers walk among the market stalls. Saquisilí has one of the largest daily markets in Ecuador. Everything from agricultural products...
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Child in a basket in Saquisili, Ecuador
Child in a basket in Saquisili, Ecuador
A woman places a sleeping child in a hand-woven basket. The child is wearing a lace bonnet and red socks. Saquisilí has one of the largest daily markets in Ecuador. Everything from agricultural products to livestock to handcrafted goods can be found in Saquisilí....
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Child mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico
Child mummies in Guanajuato, Mexico
Two mummified corpses of young children are on display. The one on the left is attired in a wool sweater, while the one of the right is wearing a silk dress. These corpses are on display at the Guanajuato panteón, or mausoleum. The composition of the soil...
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Child walking in an alley in Guanajuato, Mexico
Child walking in an alley in Guanajuato, Mexico
A small boy walks down a narrow alley stairs. The stairs are hewn from rock and colonial buildings rise from either side of the stairs. Guanajuato is a large city in the central highlands of Mexico. It was an important colonial city because of the area’s...
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Child with a llama in Riobamba, Ecuador
Child with a llama in Riobamba, Ecuador
A young boy looks at the camera while petting a small llama. The boy is wearing an alpaca vest over a highly-decorative green shirt. He is also wearing a multi-colored scarf. Riobamba has a long and storied history. Its convenient location in the highlands...
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Children in a parade in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Children in a parade in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Several children march in a parade. It is unclear whether the parade is religious or cultural. Three children are carrying staffs with red ribbons. Puerto Vallarta is a port town on Mexico’s west coast. It is a popular port of call for cruise ships and has...
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Chinatown market buildings with balconies and shoppers in Ho Chi Minh City
Chinatown market buildings with balconies and shoppers in Ho Chi Minh City
A view of a busy Chinatown market street in Ho Chi Minh City shows shoppers and shaded stalls in front of multi-story buildings with balconies and tile roofs. Tile roofed turrets adorn the buildings at the corner of the block. No cars are visible, only pedestrians,...
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Chorten by a mountain side in western mountain, Nepal
Chorten by a mountain side in western mountain, Nepal
A chorten, or stupa, at Kaagbeni, Nepal. A chorten is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics, once thought to be places of Buddhist worship. Chortens are built along trails across much of trans-Himalayan region (the Tibetan side of the...
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Chorten in Purang, Nepal
Chorten in Purang, Nepal
A pagoda-style structure called a Chorten in Purang village, en route from Muktinath to Jomsom in the Mustang district of Nepal. The structure has a crown on top and has two round orange circles on the front wall, symbolizing two eyes. On both sides of the...
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Chortens and Tibetan prayer flags in Kagbeni
Chortens and Tibetan prayer flags in Kagbeni
Chortens — the pagoda-style structures on the side of the road above — were built to memorialize the teachings of Buddha. Some of these Chortens are believed to contain the remains of Buddha. Tibetan prayer flags are placed at many points....
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Chortens in the Muktinath temple area
Chortens in the Muktinath temple area
Two chortens -- Buddhist stupas that memorialize Buddha's teachings -- with chalices on top in Muktinath, Nepal. This is in the vicinity of the temple of Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. The Tibetans call this Chumin...
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Church alcove in Guadalajara, Mexico
Church alcove in Guadalajara, Mexico
A small side shrine within a church is decorated with a painting and numerous lit candles. Guadalajara was founded soon after the conquest of Mexico in the sixteenth century and has grown to be one of Mexico’s primary cities. It is the second largest city...
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Church courtyard in Atotonilco, Mexico
Church courtyard in Atotonilco, Mexico
A colonial-era wooden gate signals the entrance to a small courtyard. A stone wall flanks one side of the courtyard. Atotonilco is a small village near San Miguel de Allende in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The village is known as a spiritual center and...
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Church dome in Tzintzuntzan, Mexico
Church dome in Tzintzuntzan, Mexico
The dome of a colonial-era church rises beyond a ruined stone wall. Immediately beyond the wall is the low dome of a well. Tzintzuntzan is a small town near Pátzcuaro, Mexico in the state of Michoacán. It dates from before the arrival of the Spanish and...
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Church in Independence Plaza, Quito, Ecuador
Church in Independence Plaza, Quito, Ecuador
A white stone church in colonial architecture stands in Quito's main square, Independence Plaza. Tourists can be seen in the foreground entering the church. Independence Plaza is home to most of Quito's main administrative buildings, including Ecuador’s...
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Church in Tlaquepaque, Mexico
Church in Tlaquepaque, Mexico
The stone facade of a colonial-style church rises into the sky. The ornately-carved exterior of the church houses a round clock face. Tlaquepaque is a small town outside of Guadalajara. Traditionally, it was the rural retreat of the wealthy. Today, it is an...
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The church of Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
The church of Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico
Two spires frame a central clock tower of a colonial-era church. Several people are walking up the stairs into the church. This church is a famous landmark of Mexico's Independence movement. On September 16, 1810, the parish priest Miguel Hidalgo called his...
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