Audio Recording How Milagros Cueto learned to make dresses

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How Milagros Cueto learned to make dresses
Contributor Names
Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Vocational education
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Dressmaking
-  Dominican Americans
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Milagros Cueto. She works for Elsa Mantilla, making dresses on the third floor of her shop on 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: MC taught herself to make dresses, never studied. MC's mother died when MC was 7 years old, and she was a very good dress maker. She remembers her mother sewing, her machine was very different. Was a manually operated, not electrically powered machine. People came to the house and her mother made dresses for them. MC's mother never taught her any sewing skills, and had no one to help her with it.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A014
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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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:

Cueto, Milagros "Millie", and Thomas D Carroll. How Milagros Cueto learned to make dresses. -09-01, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Cueto, M. ". & Carroll, T. D. (1994) How Milagros Cueto learned to make dresses. -09-01. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Cueto, Milagros "Millie", and Thomas D Carroll. How Milagros Cueto learned to make dresses. -09-01, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.