Audio Recordings "At the time it was very easy to find a job."
Carroll, Thomas D.
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
People's Park Hardware (Paterson, N.J.)
- "At the time it was very easy to find a job."
- Contributor Names
- Federico, Carmine (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - People's Park Hardware (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Carmine Federico, co-owner of People's Park Hardware on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: His first job here was as a presser in a coat factory, working 2 or 3 days a week for 99 cents an hour, earned $25-30 a week; paid $15 a week board, so didn't have much to live on. Got job through a relative on the Erie Railroad, earned $1.60 an hour, took home $50-60 a week. Worked for 3 months on the railroad, and when that slowed down, looked for work again. At that time [this would have been in the late 1950s] Carmine says there was plenty of work around, it was easy to find a job.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A004
- 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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