Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Taylor, David Alan
Vecchierella, Rose
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
West Paterson
Language English
Subjects Clothing Industry
Hours of Labor
Italian Americans
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Typical day of work at Garfinkel & Ridder
Contributor Names
Vecchierella, Rose (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Hours of labor
-  Clothing industry
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- West Paterson
-  The following is a catalog of an interview with retired garment worker Rose Vecchierella at her home in West Paterson, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: Typical day of work at Garfinkel & Ridder. "You'd go there, they wouldn't let you in until about a quarter to eight. The door was locked. So, went down and you'd hang your clothesup and you sat down and you got everything ready to sit and work. Twelve o'clock the bell would ring for your lunch hour. So, you'd take your coat, 'cause we never ate in the place, they didn't want you eating there. We used to go across the street, on Ellison Street, they had to hire a building there that we'd take our lunch there and eat because this way your garments wouldn't get soiled from the lunches, you know. But you had to be on time. If you didn't, if you were late your doors were locked and you didn't get in, you'd go home. Nobody opened the door for you."
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A008
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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