Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carroll, Thomas D.
Federico, Carmine
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Hours of Labor
Italian Americans
Oral History
People's Park Hardware (Paterson, N.J.)
Sound Recordings
Work Ethic
"Whatever I have, I made with my own hands. I worked all the time."
Contributor Names
Federico, Carmine (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Hours of labor
-  Work ethic
-  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: TC asks about CF acquiring work skills. He lists jobs -- painting, gardening (he did that for some"wealthy people" near Eastside Park.) Painted houses during the summer. Got job doing roofing, and did odd jobs on the side. "Always work, always work...when my children were small, ...I used to leave the house 6 o'clock in the morning, and come back sometime 11 o'clock at night. Most of the time I worked double shift. A lot of people they ask, 'Hey, you come from the other side. You got a nice car, you got a nice house.' Yeah, I worked every day!" CF didn't inherit anything, he earned whatever he has.
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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