Cultural anthropologists are trained to retain disengagement and neutrality when conducting fieldwork, so as to minimize the influence that their presence may have on the data that they collect. That said, the integration of a fieldworker into the community allows him or her to gain local trust. Such relationships allow the fieldworker to observe people's activities and to learn stories and worldviews without the inhibition of formality and the natural distrust against outsiders. The respectful, polite, and happy participation of the Loeffler-Friedl family in the community developed a reciprocal trust for which the family is eternally grateful. The Loeffler children are remembered even today for their fluency in the local dialect and their diligence in keeping house in the manner of local girls. Many of the images in this collection could be taken only because people were comfortable with their presence among them.