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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.
Agnes Quinn grew up in the villages at Hagley.
TDK SA90 (135m) High Bias
ReminiscingTextile industryDomestic lifeManners and customsProhibition
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
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 0:47:12.
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