Audio Recordings "Whatever I have, I made with my own hands. I worked all the time."
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- "Whatever I have, I made with my own hands. I worked all the time."
- Contributor Names
- Federico, Carmine (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Hours of labor
- - Work ethic
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - People's Park Hardware (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Carmine Federico, co-owner of People's Park Hardware on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: TC asks about CF acquiring work skills. He lists jobs -- painting, gardening (he did that for some"wealthy people" near Eastside Park.) Painted houses during the summer. Got job doing roofing, and did odd jobs on the side. "Always work, always work...when my children were small, ...I used to leave the house 6 o'clock in the morning, and come back sometime 11 o'clock at night. Most of the time I worked double shift. A lot of people they ask, 'Hey, you come from the other side. You got a nice car, you got a nice house.' Yeah, I worked every day!" CF didn't inherit anything, he earned whatever he has.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A004
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
ContributorsCarroll, Thomas D.
Subjects21st Avenue (paterson, N. J.)
Hours of Labor
People's Park Hardware (paterson, N.J.)
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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:
Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "Whatever I have, I made with my own hands.I worked all the time.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003863/. (Accessed July 24, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Federico, C. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Whatever I have, I made with my own hands.I worked all the time.". -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003863/.
MLA citation style:
Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "Whatever I have, I made with my own hands.I worked all the time.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003863/>.