Audio Recordings "When I was about 8 years old I had a job with a cobbler."
Taylor, David Alan
- "When I was about 8 years old I had a job with a cobbler."
- Contributor Names
- Balistrieri, Sam (Narrator)
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Shoemakers
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Retirees
- - Paterson Museum
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Sam Balistrieri (aka Sam Balister) at the Paterson Museum, 2 Market St., Paterson, NJ. Balistrieri works at the museum as a docent/textile expert.
- - Summary of audio segment: Chores Sam did around the house when he was a boy: he helped his mother; also, when he was eight years-old he had a job with a local cobbler, on Essex Street, in Paterson; he cleaned machines and ran errands for the cobbler and was paid a quarter a week; Sam learned how to be a cobbler; the cobbler was his mother's cousin. Master-apprentice system in Italy; how Sam learned the cobbler's trade from John Miccaich. Story about trying to get more money as cobbler's assistant.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A003
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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