Audio Recording Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 2

About this Item

Title
Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 2
Contributor Names
Hellenberg, Antony, 1938-2000 (Collector)
Schwarz, Sara (Interviewee)
Schwarz, Martin (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, April 27, 1977
Subject Headings
-  German Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Interviews
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Martin & Sara Schwarz, part 2
-  Part 2 of a 3-part interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz, begun over a meal (food is a topic in the conversation), and arranged in order to photograph and describe in detail the traditional costumes of men and women from their native village of Rode, Transylvania; Stefan Roth, also from Transylvania, was present to assist with the modeling of various parts of the costume; the interview took place at the Schwarz home at 1638 West Berwyn, Chicago; topics include explanation of Transylvanian costumes (see photographs at call numbers AFC 1981/004: b41990, b41995, and b42000); examples include bride’s costume, indicated by Brautkranz (bridal wreath) on a black hat (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42006, frames 2-5), Hefteln (breast jewelry) and Curtel (waist jewelry); best man's staff (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 2-5), used to ward off potential bride stealers; about seasonal and religious customs related to engagement and marriage, description of the bridal wreath, groom's bouquet, the male’s leather coat (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 13-18), modeled by Stefan Roth; about customs association with weaving and the making of a man's coat; colored bands (confirmation ribbons) worn from the back of the bride's headdress (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 20); on the manner in which women wore their hair (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 19); marriageable age of a woman followed confirmation; apron of the bride (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 23-24); the groom and best man (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 25-26); the woman’s dress (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 33 and following); Trachtenhemd under blouse (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 33-35); Kirel (spelling?), slip (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b42000, frames 36-37, and b41990, frames 1A-2A); Spangen and Gurtel, belt (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b41990, frames 3A-5A) ; Kirchen Schurze, church apron (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b41990, frames 6A-7A); Hefteln: breast jewelry (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b41990, frames 8A-10A); head piece (see photographs at call number AFC 1981/004: b41990, frames 11A-13A).
Medium
audiocassette, C-60
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20552a
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0620
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T029-C
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Language
English
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Hellenberg, Antony, Sara Schwarz, and Martin Schwarz. Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20552a/.

APA citation style:

Hellenberg, A., Schwarz, S. & Schwarz, M. (1977) Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20552a/.

MLA citation style:

Hellenberg, Antony, Sara Schwarz, and Martin Schwarz. Interview with Martin and Sara Schwarz discussing photographs and traditional costumes, Chicago, Illinois, part 2. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20552a/>.

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