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Interview with Jennie Sicco Leto, 1983 March 5 [audio]
Leto describes her childhood along the Brandywine, including her education and daily chores. She also describes cooking and Christmas traditions.
Leto, Jennie Sicco
Jennie Sicco Leto (b. 1889) grew up in many villages along the Brandywine, including Walker's Bank, Chicken Alley, Free Park, and Squirrel Run. Her parents were Italian immigrants and her father worked in the powder mills and was killed in an explosion in 1917.
The transcript for this interview is mislabeled with date, interviewer, and intro.
ends abruptly; interviewer is very close to mic, but interviewee is farther away; tape flips at 45:56 and is a little distorted a few seconds thereafter
Kennett Square (Pa.)
ReminiscingChildhood and youth of a personManners and customsHousesDwellingsDomestic lifeItalian Americans
1 sound cassette (90 min.) : analog. TRT 1:31:12.
A and B
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 5, Cassette 192
[Description and dates], 1970370_103113_leto_part1, Box 5, Cassette 192, 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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