Respondent
Pearlman, Ethel
Interview Date
Unknown
Abstract
Provides biographical details.
[T1S1] Respondent recounts parlaying sugar and gifts into money on which to live. Respondent recounts assistance obtaining passport and delay in Moscow en route to U.S. Respondent's route to, and arrival in, U.S. are indicated. Respondent's accommodations in Russia and displeasure in U.S. are recounted. Fear of, and precautions for, traveling with gold in Russia are recounted. Respondent recounts obtaining and losing first job at pants factory. Assistance obtaining and learning job is extensively recounted. Work and wages at Act Trouser are detailed. Respondent explains lack of time for night school and enumerates Pittsburgh residences. Children's school attendance and work is discussed. Respondent defends lack of education and notes early rent.
[T1S2] [Extraneous material/Blank approx. 17 minutes] Illness in Pittsburgh is noted. Cultural pursuits are enumerated; religious observance and synagogue attendance are noted. Respondent discusses strength when young and donations to charity. Children's wages at Frank and Seder's are noted. Respondent notes contact with relatives and gentiles. Citizenship and marriage information is provided. Children's educations are noted.
Subjects
Clothing trade; Immigrants--Travel--Personal narratives
Birth Date
1885
City
Skvira (Kiev)
Country
Ukraine
Emigration Date
1923
Profession
Pantsmaker
Work
Stag Pants Factory, Fifth Ave.; Act Trouser, Penn Ave.
Residence
Hill District, Roberts St., Crawford St., Kovel St.
Length (hours)
1
Collateral Materials
None
Identifier
ais196440.343
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh