Audio Recordings "You have everything to make a little industry making dresses."
Carroll, Thomas D.
Cueto, Milagros "Millie
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- "You have everything to make a little industry making dresses."
- Contributor Names
- Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - 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: All MC's job in this country have involved sewing of different types of garments. TC asks about MC's role in having Elsa start the wedding dress business. MC was a customer at Elsa's, and was talking with another customer there. She came to Elsa's to pick out material and saw that Elsa had everything here -- machines, etc. -- to make dresses, to make a little industry to make dressed. MC said this to Elsa, that she should make dresses, and Elsa said she didn't know how. MC said she could do it, and though she didn't personally know Elsa then, she explained how the business could work. Elsa invited MC to make a dress there, at the store, and MC did so.
- 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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