DARE Interview : Brooklyn, New York; Primary Informant NY045

  • 1968
  • Informant Data:
  • NY045: White; female; age: 70 (old); education: college; community type: urban
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: NY045 (3:48)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1094-S1). [Additional speakers: Adult male]
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Family history: father's family came in 1684 to Gravesend
  • 02:25 Family farm: crops, animals, life on the farm, farm workers
  • 07:30 Local history: farmers, streets, transportation, resorts, races
  • 09:00 Clothing in the past
  • 10:20 Transportation in the past—trains, subway, horsecars
  • 13:50 Shopping areas in the past
  • 14:50 Home remedies—poultices, treatments
  • 18:20 Local history: cemetery, development, roads
  • 20:55 Entertainment: amusement parks, entertainers, parties, celebration, social gatherings
  • 28:50 Changes in ethnic makeup of community
  • 31:05 Sport teams—Dodgers
  • 34:00 Social organizations, volunteer work
  • 35:10 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1094-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Social organizations and charity work
  • 01:45 Hobbies: plate collection, antiques
  • 09:40 Anecdotes
  • 26:40 Smuggling liquor for personal consumption during Prohibition—trips to Canada and Cuba, opinions on Prohibition
  • 35:10 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Goldberg, David
Date
  • 1968
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
Places
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