Audio Recordings "Things got better when the war came, everyone was making a little more."
Economic Aspects of War
- "Things got better when the war came, everyone was making a little more."
- Contributor Names
- Jones, Howard (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Child labor--New Jersey
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Work processes
- - Wages
- - Economic aspects of war
- - Shoe shiners
- - World War, 1939-1945
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Howard Jones, worm farmer.
- - Summary of audio segment: "I'd give my mom some of the money and I'd buy clothes and improve my business. I bought a new shoe shine box -- a fifty caliber machine gun box that all the better shiners had. Got a metal foot rest and then a fine big mohair brush. There were different grades of brushes and rags. I put some back in the business and then little odds and ends that I wanted. Didn't buy junk. I went to the movies once a week. Things got better as the war came, everyone started making a little more. It got to where my mother could afford to give us a little more than she was before."
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A018
- 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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