Audio Recording The division of labor at Elsa's Fashions
About this Item
- The division of labor at Elsa's Fashions
- Contributor Names
- Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo" (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Work processes
- - Family-run businesses
- - Stores & shops
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Francisco "Arturo" Mantilla, co-owner of Elsa's Fashions on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: AM describes a little of the process of dressmaking, and the division of labor in the shop upstairs. AM finds and orders the material. Elsa and another woman design the dress, size and fit it, etc. Then two other women sew and do the hand work for the dress. When they finish, Elsa brings the dress down and fits the customer, then they make any final alterations. Elsa manages that part of the business, and has experience for that because she worked in a factory (as a sewing machine operator).
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A007
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
ContributorsCarroll, Thomas D.
Mantilla, Francisco "arturo"
Subjects21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
Stores & Shops
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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:
Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo", and Thomas D Carroll. The division of labor at Elsa's Fashions. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003882/. (Accessed June 24, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Mantilla, F. ". & Carroll, T. D. (1994) The division of labor at Elsa's Fashions. -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003882/.
MLA citation style:
Mantilla, Francisco "Arturo", and Thomas D Carroll. The division of labor at Elsa's Fashions. -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003882/>.