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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Interview with Agnes Quinn [audio]
Quinn describes prohibition in Wilmington, shopping and making textiles, her relationship with her grandmother, the layout of the neighborhood, social activities at Breck's Mill, floods along the Brandywine, and running her tavern. She also describes Christmas traditions along the Brandywine, including attending church at dawn at St. Joseph's on the Brandywine, the decoration of the tree, sledding, and gifts received.
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation interviews on the history of the DuPont Company Powder Yard (Accession 1970.370)
[Description and dates], 1970370_102413_quinn, Box 5, Cassette 173, 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
Digitized by Hagley Museum and Library. Software: Adobe Audition CS6 (Windows). Encoding: Microsoft PCM. Constant 2304kbps, 96KHz, 24-bps. 778 MB.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 0:47:12.
Box 5, Cassette 173
ReminiscingTextile industryDomestic lifeManners and customsProhibition
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Agnes Quinn grew up in the villages at Hagley.
On side B there is a recording of the Bicentennial at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia as well as observances of the events around the community in which the narrator sings "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and interviews people about thier feelings on the Bicentennial
Very, very poor quality recording, the first minute is inaudible; tape flips at 45:30
TDK SA90 (135m) High Bias