Audio Recording "Go, I say, come out to the store to buy material, and I make you a dress."
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- "Go, I say, come out to the store to buy material, and I make you a dress."
- Contributor Names
- Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - 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 made the first wedding dress for a friend, Rosa. She was very poor, was getting married. She didn't have the money to buy a nice dress in a boutique or bridal shop, and MC said to her, "We can make. Go, I say, come out to the store to buy material, and I make you a dress." Rosa said she didn't have money to pay, and MC said this is my gift for your wedding. MC designed the dress with Rosa in mind, tailored to her shape. Rosa was tall and skinny. MC made a traditional dress for her, high collar, transparent at the shoulders, long sleeves, and very tight bodice. And everybody said, Oh my God, it's beautiful. And a lot of people said they didn't believe that Milagros made that dress. After that a lot of people came to her for dresses for graduation, for a special occasion, and MC wasn't sure. She worried that she was only lucky with the first dress. But she did 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
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- Online Format
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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. "Go, I say, come out to the store to buy material, and I make you a dress.". -09-01, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003927/.
APA citation style:
Cueto, M. ". & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Go, I say, come out to the store to buy material, and I make you a dress.". -09-01. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003927/.
MLA citation style:
Cueto, Milagros "Millie", and Thomas D Carroll. "Go, I say, come out to the store to buy material, and I make you a dress.". -09-01, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003927/>.