Audio Recordings "It was interesting, you know? You finish one lot you've got a new style to do."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Taylor, David Alan
Vecchierella, Rose
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
West Paterson
Language English
Subjects Clothing Industry
Italian Americans
Oral History
Sound Recordings
"It was interesting, you know? You finish one lot you've got a new style to do."
Contributor Names
Vecchierella, Rose (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Wages
-  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: What Rose liked about her work. "It was interesting. You know? You finished one lot and you got a new style to do, you know? So the quicker you finished a lot you got a new one and the day would go fast." Rates of pay varied from garment piece to garment piece: "Different prices on different parts of the garment that you did. Some would be maybe ten cents, some would be twenty cents, you know, thirty cents. Maybe a yoke would be put on, a fancy yoke would be forty-five cents. You know, different prices."
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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