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Title
"He came here, like me, with nothing, and everything he made he made with his own hands."
Contributor Names
Federico, Carmine (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-09
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work ethic
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  People's Park Hardware (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Carmine Federico, co-owner of People's Park Hardware.
-  Summary of audio segment: Sario was never afraid to take a job. One time he got a big contract with a guy who worked at Kennedy Airport. CF and Sario went to Palisades Park, where the guy lived, to paint his house. At the time they worked at the print shop, and went with 7 guys from the shop. So the guy figured Sario was a big contractor because he had so many workers. Drew up a contract. Painted the whole house over the weekend. It turned out beautiful. The guy was so happy. He paid cash. Everybody got paid, everybody was happy. Unbelievable. CF says he would never have had the guts to do something like that. And it worked out. CF says Sario has been lucky in that way, and he was never afraid of work. He came here with nothing, and everything he made he made with his own hands. And he really built up a nice retirement for himself. He lives a couple blocks away from CF, in Wayne.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A005
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca00502
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:

Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "He came here, like me,with nothing, and everything he made he made with his own hands.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003870/. (Accessed September 26, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Federico, C. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "He came here, like me,with nothing, and everything he made he made with his own hands.". -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003870/.

MLA citation style:

Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "He came here, like me,with nothing, and everything he made he made with his own hands.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003870/>.