Audio Recordings "When she sees that everything is perfect, is good, she feels good."
Carroll, Thomas D.
Cueto, Milagros "Millie
21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- "When she sees that everything is perfect, is good, she feels good."
- Contributor Names
- Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
- Goicoechea, Aurora (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 and Aurora Goicoeche. Milagros provided translation for Aurora. Both women work for Elsa Mantilla, making dresses on the third floor of her shop on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: TC asks whether AG made dresses at home while she worked at the factory. AG says no, because it's hard. Does AG prefer this work [at Elsa's] to working in the factory? AG says it's more comfortable here, they don't have a boss, they're their own boss. And Elsa is nice, so she prefers it here. What does AG like about making dresses? AG says she enjoys making fancy dresses. She enjoys everything, but when she sees that everything is perfect and good, she feels good. But AG doesn't prefer a particular kind of dress.
- 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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