Audio Recordings "One day if I return to my country I'll use again my mother's equipment."
Carroll, Thomas D.
Cueto, Milagros "Millie
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- "One day if I return to my country I'll use again my mother's equipment."
- Contributor Names
- Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Vocational education
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Dressmaking
- - Dominican Americans
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Milagros Cueto. She works for Elsa Mantilla, making dresses on the third floor of her shop on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: MC was 14 years old when she began making dresses. TC asks how she learned to sew. MC thinks she has a special talent for sewing. She started by sewing little pieces for dolls, then decided to make a dress for herself. It wasn't very good, but she wore it. She continued, and has gotten to this point of professional work. She has saved her mother's sewing machine, which is now in her grandmother's home. She had plans to move back, to use her mother's equipment, but has no plans now to do that.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A014
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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