Collection American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

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  • Page 1 of [On the Beach]

    Page 1 of [On the Beach]

    • Contributor: Levitt, Saul See Also Container A723, Partnow, Herman - Anonymous
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-06-28
  • Page 2 of [On the Beach]

    Page 2 of [On the Beach]

    FOLKLORE NEW YORK FORM C TEXT OF INTERVIEW (UNEDITED) STATE New York NAME OF WORKER Herman Partnow Saul Levitt ADDRESS 557 West 144th Street 557 West 144th Street DATE July 6, 1939 SUBJECT Maritime Folklore —- ON THE BEACH A seaman's a casual labor. He's a man without a country. He ain't lookin fer glory because all the patriots are buried in Concord, Mass. ...

    • Contributor: Levitt, Saul See Also Container A723, Partnow, Herman - Anonymous
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-06-28
  • Page 3 of [On the Beach]

    Page 3 of [On the Beach]

    2 a four-watch system, then more gusy can get jobs. I'd like to have a water-tender's job. It's swell, you sit and look at the steam gauge all day. I like passenger ships too, not the passengers, the ships. You think we sailors are bad, the besta them passengers are none too good. Down South America one time I was washin the sun deck ...

    • Contributor: Levitt, Saul See Also Container A723, Partnow, Herman - Anonymous
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-06-28
  • Page 4 of [On the Beach]

    Page 4 of [On the Beach]

    3 to the office of the shipping counsel. He asks me which I prefer, breakfast or a couple beers. I say beers. So he gives me a slip to a Hotel. I stay there nine days. Like a chump I go over to the Grace Line. I thought they'd put me on the shippin list. But I find myself with a big bunch of ...

    • Contributor: Levitt, Saul See Also Container A723, Partnow, Herman - Anonymous
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-06-28