Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carroll, Thomas D.
Cueto, Milagros "Millie
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Dominican Americans
Dressmaking
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
Ethnography
Interviews
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Vocational Education
Title
"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
1994-09-01
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
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  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.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A014
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01402


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