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Interview with Pierre Ferraro and Eugene Ferraro, 1955 June 13 [audio]
The Ferraros describes explosions in 1890, 1898, and 1915, the villages along the Brandywine, the political views of the workers, various impressions of members of the du Pont family, and life in Walker's Bank, including entertainment, wages, and chores.
Ferraro, PierreFerraro, Eugene
Monigle, Joseph P.Wilkinson, Norman B.
Pierre Ferraro (b. 1878) began working for DuPont at age 26 as a chemist's assistant as well as a blacksmith. Eugene Ferraro began working in the powder mill, but later became a contractor at A.I. du Pont's home in 1909. The brothers grew up in Walker's Bank at Hagley.
According to the transcript there is a 16mm color film of interview; Interview summary-not a direct transcript
Cuts off at 0:00:51 and resumes at 0:02:25 (seems to have been accidently recorded over); ends abruptly
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
1800' 1 mil.
1 sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT 0:58:34.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
Box 6, Reel 285
[Description and dates], 1970370_022514_ferraro, Box 6, Reel 285, Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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