Audio Recordings "When I was about 8 years old I had a job with a cobbler."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Balistrieri, Sam
Taylor, David Alan
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Italian Americans
Oral History
Paterson Museum
Sound Recordings
"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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