Audio Recording "There was nothing more than a dollar ninety-eight in the store."

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Title
"There was nothing more than a dollar ninety-eight in the store."
Contributor Names
Fulcher, Howard (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-17
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Drugstores
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Pharmacists
-  Fulcher's Pharmacy (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Howard Fulcher, owner, Fulcher's Pharmacy.
-  Summary of audio segment: The store we're in is the second store; we started on Graham Avenue, maybe two blocks from where we are now. We took over the store run by a Jewish family; (this is the one you came back to after college?) we left the original store December 1, 1967; (describe how it was set up?) the old store had nothing higher than $1.98, the largest of anything was $1.98; at the time when we first opened, aspirins were 13 cents for twelve, and Anacin was 15 cents, and cigarettes were 16 cents a pack, and sodas were 7 cents for Coke, 8 cents for Pepsi 12-ounce. That I remember distinctly. We had a large area of what we called called 'wets and dries' which were used for home remedies such as the sulphur powders and chamomile flowers and different herbal teas and glycerine and castor oil; pharmaceuticals were kept behind counter; hair products, the tobacco counter, the candy counter, the cosmetic counter; it was a small store but it was well-equipped; the store we took over was a little older than the one we had come from, so we had to rearrange quite a bit, we modernized it with our fifteen-year-old shelving, and we made it a little brighter.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A015
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.sla01504
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Fulcher, Howard, and Susan Levitas. "There was nothing more than a dollar ninety-eight in the store.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003622/.

APA citation style:

Fulcher, H. & Levitas, S. (1994) "There was nothing more than a dollar ninety-eight in the store.". -08-17. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003622/.

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Fulcher, Howard, and Susan Levitas. "There was nothing more than a dollar ninety-eight in the store.". -08-17, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003622/>.