Audio Recordings "You have everything to make a little industry making dresses."

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
Title
"You have everything to make a little industry making dresses."
Contributor Names
Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-01
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
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: 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.
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.tca01406


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