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Aurora works on white gown.
CDs, videos, and two examples of soccer memorabilia:  at top, a photograph of the Italian national soccer team; at bottom, a similar photograph framed in a manner that suggests the Italian national flag.

CDs, videos, and two examples of soccer memorabilia: at top, a photog...

Forms part of a group of images documenting Sanremo Italian Imports, owned and operated by Ralph Venezia, an Italian American from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy.

Seamstresses Milagros "Mille" Cueto (left) and Aurora Goicoechea (right) take customer's measurements; the customer is Brenda Freytes.

Seamstresses Milagros "Mille" Cueto (left) and Aurora Goicoechea (righ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at Elsa's Fashions, a dress shop at 368 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Elsa and Milagros. Paterson New Jersey

Elsa and Milagros. Paterson New Jersey

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at the dress shop on the second floor of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail on 21st Avenue, Paterson.

The door of Ditaranto's Market, owned and operated by Rocco Ditaranto.

The door of Ditaranto's Market, owned and operated by Rocco Ditaranto.

Forms part of a group of images documenting various exterior locations along 21st Avenue. Rocco is from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy. He purchased the shop from the previous owner, who also... More

Meat in the display case, next to the register prior to wrapping for a customer, and hanging in the storage refrigerator.

Meat in the display case, next to the register prior to wrapping for a...

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market. There's a tray of fresh sausage in the foreground, and three other trays at the left of the frame.

Some fancy items to be sewn on garments.

Some fancy items to be sewn on garments.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Elsa's, a clothing store and gift shop on the avenue.

Haircutter at work. Paterson New Jersey

Haircutter at work. Paterson New Jersey

Forms part of a group of images depicting scenes at Mari's Beauty Shop, 21st Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey.

Joe Miraglia working on a side of beef.

Joe Miraglia working on a side of beef.

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market.

Exterior of front of Giannella's Bakery, 298 21st Avenue.

Exterior of front of Giannella's Bakery, 298 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes along 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Joe seated at his workbench, at work on a coat.

Joe seated at his workbench, at work on a coat.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Joe Pizza's tailor shop, called "Ritz Tailor and Cleaner" on the awning and in the telephone directory. The microphone used for the interview, which had been conducte... More

A view of the Sanremo Italian Imports storefront.

A view of the Sanremo Italian Imports storefront.

Forms part of a group of images documenting various exterior locations along 21st Avenue.

Manager (owner?) of Mr. T's Deli stands outside the shop.
Exterior of front of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail, 368 21st Avenue.
Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for her dress; they are using photos (including some taken at Dominican pageant by Martha Cooper) and sketches; an unidentified girl is also present.

Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at the dress shop on the second floor of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail on 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Pannetone, a sweet bread, often eaten as a snack with coffee.  Ralph says that his Italian customers virtually ignore it, but he sells a lot to people from Peru, who eat it regularly.

Pannetone, a sweet bread, often eaten as a snack with coffee. Ralph s...

Forms part of a group of images documenting Sanremo Italian Imports, owned and operated by Ralph Venezia, an Italian American from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy.

Exterior view of front of Tierra Colombianas Restaurant, 395 21st Avenue.

Exterior view of front of Tierra Colombianas Restaurant, 395 21st Aven...

Forms part of a group of images of the Tierra Colombianas resturant taken on September 12, 1994.

Two plaques commemorating Joe's service to the community.

Two plaques commemorating Joe's service to the community.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Joe Pizza's tailor shop, called "Ritz Tailor and Cleaner" on the awning and in the telephone directory.

Proprietor Elsa Mantilla (in dotted dress) with seamstresses Aurora Goicoechea (in long-sleeved blouse) and Milagros "Millie" Cueto; blue gown is being worked on in the background.

Proprietor Elsa Mantilla (in dotted dress) with seamstresses Aurora Go...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at the dress shop on the second floor of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail on 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Exterior, front, of Café Taormina, with signs for Giannella's Bakery and Manny's Auto Parts painted on wall.

Exterior, front, of Café Taormina, with signs for Giannella's Bakery a...

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

A variety of coffee and espresso pots.

A variety of coffee and espresso pots.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Sanremo Italian Imports, owned and operated by Ralph Venezia, an Italian American from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the wall depict scenes from Colombia.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the...

Forms part of a group of images of the Tierra Colombianas resturant taken on September 12, 1994.

Sign on side of van advertising 21st Avenue Carpets business.

Sign on side of van advertising 21st Avenue Carpets business.

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Close-up of sign on exterior of 21st Avenue Launderette.

Close-up of sign on exterior of 21st Avenue Launderette.

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Joe Miraglia working on a side of beef.

Joe Miraglia working on a side of beef.

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market.

Exterior view of Rocco's shop, taken from across 21st Avenue.

Exterior view of Rocco's shop, taken from across 21st Avenue.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a historic market square, downtown, commercial building, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Ralph says that Italian candies are a very big seller, despite the fact that they're expensive.  He sells chocolates, such as Perugina, and hard candies.

Ralph says that Italian candies are a very big seller, despite the fac...

Forms part of a group of images documenting Sanremo Italian Imports, owned and operated by Ralph Venezia, an Italian American from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy. Recently (Summer 1994), Ralph... More

Olive oil and pasta products for sale in the shop.  Rocco caters to a predominantly Italian American, or Italian-speaking, clientele.

Olive oil and pasta products for sale in the shop. Rocco caters to a ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting shops and street scenes on 21st Avenue.

Joe Miraglia butchering a piece of veal.

Joe Miraglia butchering a piece of veal.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of street life, food vendor, city market, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.
Aurora Goicoechea at work above Elsa's.

Aurora Goicoechea at work above Elsa's.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Elsa's, a clothing store and gift shop on the avenue. Aurora is a seamstress from the Dominican Republic. Her co-worker told me that Aurora is also a fine cook. Aur... More

Sign for Elsa's Wholesale & Retail, 368 21st Avenue.

Sign for Elsa's Wholesale & Retail, 368 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images depicting business signs along 21st Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey.

A display on and behind a countertop.

A display on and behind a countertop.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Mari's Hair People, a salon on 21st Avenue. The Us Magazine cover pictures Luz Garcia and her husband, Felix, who works for the Passaic County Sheriff's Department as... More

Looking from Rocco's shop toward the west, and Cascone's 21st Avenue Liquors (no longer owned and operated by Cascone).

Looking from Rocco's shop toward the west, and Cascone's 21st Avenue L...

Forms part of a group of images documenting shops and street scenes on 21st Avenue.

The case holding cassette tapes of recorded Italian music.

The case holding cassette tapes of recorded Italian music.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Sanremo Italian Imports, owned and operated by Ralph Venezia, an Italian American from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy. Ralph says that he has a bett... More

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes along 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Orders from customers for scaccie.  The mother and son bake some for sale in the store, and others to order.
John Granata, proprietor of John Granata Financial Service, poses on 21st Avenue; sign for his business is visible on wall behind him.

John Granata, proprietor of John Granata Financial Service, poses on 2...

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the wall depict scenes from Colombia.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the...

Forms part of a group of images of the Tierra Colombianas resturant taken on September 12, 1994.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the wall depict scenes from Colombia.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the...

Forms part of a group of images of the Tierra Colombianas resturant taken on September 12, 1994.

The photograph at left is a shot of the interior of the meat market.  The one at center depicts someone speaking at a podium.

The photograph at left is a shot of the interior of the meat market. ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market. That at right is an image of the patron saint of Montescaglioso, San Rocco. The photographs mark a spot in the store where people gather ... More

Some of the products for sale in the shop.

Some of the products for sale in the shop.

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market. The pasta is imported from Italy; the bread is made in Jersey City. Joe Miraglia says it is one of the best Italian breads available, and... More

Rocco frying fish. - A frying pan filled with food on top of a stove

Rocco frying fish. - A frying pan filled with food on top of a stove

Picryl description: Public domain photo of Japanese painting, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

A print signifying the main business of the office, insurance, is bounded top and bottom by soccer related materials.

A print signifying the main business of the office, insurance, is boun...

Forms part of a group of images documenting John Granata's Prudential insurance company office. There are two levels in this storefront insurance office -- a street level and a "loft" level. This spatial diffe... More

View of the stock and of garments in various phases of production

View of the stock and of garments in various phases of production

Forms part of a group of images documenting Elsa's, a clothing store and gift shop on the avenue. Elsa told me that her plans are to expand the business, principally to separate the wedding dress business from ... More

Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for her dress; they are using photos (including some taken at Dominican pageant by Martha Cooper) and sketches; an unidentified girl is also present.

Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at the dress shop on the second floor of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail on 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Two cutting techniques juxtaposed. Paterson New Jersey

Two cutting techniques juxtaposed. Paterson New Jersey

Forms part of a group of images documenting food preparation at RC's Deli. Rocco makes use of the cutting board; he explained that he learned to cut in that manner and can't do it any other way. Rocco demonstra... More

A view into the southeast corner of Sanremo, showing t-shirts, magazine and cassette music racks, posters, etc.  The shop is filled with items from Italy, all, Ralph says, of high quality.

A view into the southeast corner of Sanremo, showing t-shirts, magazin...

Forms part of a group of images documenting Sanremo Italian Imports, owned and operated by Ralph Venezia, an Italian American from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy.

Joe Miraglia in the meat refrigerator posing with some cuts of meat, particularly the sausage, which was freshly made that day.

Joe Miraglia in the meat refrigerator posing with some cuts of meat, p...

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market.

Elsa Mantilla and girl; gown on dressmaker's model in background.

Elsa Mantilla and girl; gown on dressmaker's model in background.

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at Elsa's Fashions, a dress shop at 368 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Aurora Goicoechea draws a sketch of a dress.

Aurora Goicoechea draws a sketch of a dress.

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at Elsa's Fashions, a dress shop at 368 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Exterior, front, of Giannella's Bakery, 298 21st Avenue.

Exterior, front, of Giannella's Bakery, 298 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Manicurist at work. Paterson New Jersey

Manicurist at work. Paterson New Jersey

Forms part of a group of images depicting scenes at Mari's Beauty Shop, 21st Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey.

Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for her dress; they are using photos (including some taken at Dominican pageant by Martha Cooper) and sketches; an unidentified girl is also present.
Close-up of Joe working on a garment.

Close-up of Joe working on a garment.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Joe Pizza's tailor shop, called "Ritz Tailor and Cleaner" on the awning and in the telephone directory.

Exterior, front, of Café Taormina, with signs for Giannella's Bakery and Manny's Auto Parts painted on wall.

Exterior, front, of Café Taormina, with signs for Giannella's Bakery a...

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Manager (owner?) of P & S Variety Center, 367 21st Avenue, stands in the doorway of his shop.

Manager (owner?) of P & S Variety Center, 367 21st Avenue, stands in t...

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Milagros "Millie" Cueto, unidentified girl, and Elsa Mantilla examine photos and sketches of dress.

Milagros "Millie" Cueto, unidentified girl, and Elsa Mantilla examine ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at Elsa's Fashions, a dress shop at 368 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Rocco's mother filling a "stromboli", which is spread with filling ingredients and then rolled rather than folded over.

Rocco's mother filling a "stromboli", which is spread with filling ing...

Forms part of a group of images documenting food preparation at RC's Deli. The peppers are grown in one of three family gardens, and the sausage is made in the kitchen. Note that the sausage is whole. Rocco's... More

Sign above entrance to Colombian Restaurant.

Sign above entrance to Colombian Restaurant.

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Seamstresses Aurora Goicoechea and Milagros "Mille" Cueto, proprietor Elsa Mantilla.

Seamstresses Aurora Goicoechea and Milagros "Mille" Cueto, proprietor ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at Elsa's Fashions, a dress shop at 368 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the wall depict scenes from Colombia.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the...

Forms part of a group of images of the Tierra Colombianas resturant taken on September 12, 1994.

Haircutter at work. Paterson New Jersey

Haircutter at work. Paterson New Jersey

Forms part of a group of images depicting scenes at Mari's Beauty Shop, 21st Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the wall depict scenes from Colombia.

Interior of restaurant with customers sitting at tables; murals on the...

Forms part of a group of images of the Tierra Colombianas resturant taken on September 12, 1994.

Shop owner Elsa Mantilla (right) joins Cueto, Goicoechea and Brenda Freytes discussing dress to be made.

Shop owner Elsa Mantilla (right) joins Cueto, Goicoechea and Brenda Fr...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at Elsa's Fashions, a dress shop at 368 21st Avenue, Paterson.

A view of the building and location of Lido Fashions.  The building is located at the corner of Gray Street and 22nd Avenue.

A view of the building and location of Lido Fashions. The building is...

Forms part of a group of images documenting aspects of the 21st Avenue area.

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes along 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Exterior, front, of Giannella's Bakery, 298 21st Avenue.

Exterior, front, of Giannella's Bakery, 298 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Exterior of front of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail, 368 21st Avenue.

Exterior of front of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail, 368 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

American Folklife Center: Caffe Mediterraneo. Paterson New Jersey

American Folklife Center: Caffe Mediterraneo. Paterson New Jersey

Forms part of a group of images depicting business signs along 21st Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey.

Loaves of sliced Italian bread used to make some sandwiches in the deli.

Loaves of sliced Italian bread used to make some sandwiches in the del...

Forms part of a group of images documenting food preparation at RC's Deli.

Pasquale Mazzacolli at the end of the meat case.

Pasquale Mazzacolli at the end of the meat case.

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market.

Exterior of Madison Apparel Outlet, 297 21st Avenue; worker stands in doorway.

Exterior of Madison Apparel Outlet, 297 21st Avenue; worker stands in ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Fingernail designs created by Rosa Mantilla (Elsa and Arturo's daughter), who rents space from Luz Garcia at the hair salon.

Fingernail designs created by Rosa Mantilla (Elsa and Arturo's daughte...

Forms part of a group of images documenting Mari's Hair People, a salon on 21st Avenue.

A view of the building and location of Lido Fashions.  The building is located at the corner of Gray Street and 22nd Avenue.

A view of the building and location of Lido Fashions. The building is...

Forms part of a group of images documenting aspects of the 21st Avenue area street scene.

Exterior view of front of Tierra Colombianas Restaurant, 395 21st Avenue.

Exterior view of front of Tierra Colombianas Restaurant, 395 21st Aven...

Forms part of a group of images of the Tierra Colombianas resturant taken on September 12, 1994.

Exterior of 21st Avenue Launderette. Paterson New Jersey

Exterior of 21st Avenue Launderette. Paterson New Jersey

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

An exterior view of the shop, with a large poster of the Italian national soccer team prominently displayed in the front window.

An exterior view of the shop, with a large poster of the Italian natio...

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market.

Rocco and his mother at work in the kitchen.  Rocco is preparing a pizza; his mother is preparing scaccie, a filled dough which is baked in the oven.

Rocco and his mother at work in the kitchen. Rocco is preparing a piz...

Forms part of a group of images documenting food preparation at RC's Deli. Rocco makes pizza with cheese, which is more or less "traditional," at least for people in the U.S., and also makes what he calls "real... More

The case holding cassette tapes of recorded Italian music.

The case holding cassette tapes of recorded Italian music.

Forms part of a group of images documenting Sanremo Italian Imports, owned and operated by Ralph Venezia, an Italian American from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy. Ralph says that he has a bett... More

A view of the Sanremo Italian Imports storefront.

A view of the Sanremo Italian Imports storefront.

Forms part of a group of images documenting various exterior locations along 21st Avenue.

Aurora at her work. Paterson New Jersey

Aurora at her work. Paterson New Jersey

Forms part of a group of images documenting Elsa's, a clothing store and gift shop on the avenue.

Joe Miraglia working on a side of beef.
Rocco holding the pan he uses to fry fish.

Rocco holding the pan he uses to fry fish.

Forms part of a group of images documenting food preparation at RC's Deli.

A view taken from the rear of the store looking north, toward 21st Avenue through the plate glass window in front of the shop.

A view taken from the rear of the store looking north, toward 21st Ave...

Forms part of a group of images documenting Sanremo Italian Imports, owned and operated by Ralph Venezia, an Italian American from Montescaglioso in the Basilicata region of Italy. The espresso bar is at left. ... More

Rocco Ditaranto with an unidentified customer, who stopped by to talk and spend time with Rocco.

Rocco Ditaranto with an unidentified customer, who stopped by to talk ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting shops and street scenes on 21st Avenue.

Rocco's mother making "scotch" at RC's Deli.

Rocco's mother making "scotch" at RC's Deli.

This is part of a series of frames which illustrate part of the process of making a kind of stuffed roll, what Rocco calls "scotch" ("scaccie" in Italian). In Sicily, where "scotch" originated, the filling is ... More

Proprietor Elsa Mantilla (in dotted dress) with seamstresses Aurora Goicoechea (in long-sleeved blouse) and Milagros "Millie" Cueto; blue gown is being worked on in the background.

Proprietor Elsa Mantilla (in dotted dress) with seamstresses Aurora Go...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at the dress shop on the second floor of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail on 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Rocco Ditaranto with an unidentified customer, who stopped by to talk and spend time with Rocco.
Pasquale Mazzacolli trimming pork, either for sausage or to help fill an order.

Pasquale Mazzacolli trimming pork, either for sausage or to help fill ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting John and Joe's Meat Market. Joe Miraglia has several types of customer -- walk-in, casual customers looking for a pound or so of sausage, ground meat, or steak; regul... More

Exterior view of front of Tierra Colombianas Restaurant, 395 21st Avenue.

Exterior view of front of Tierra Colombianas Restaurant, 395 21st Aven...

Forms part of a group of images of the Tierra Colombianas resturant taken on September 12, 1994.

Manager (owner?) of P & S Variety Center, 367 21st Avenue, stands in the doorway of his shop.

Manager (owner?) of P & S Variety Center, 367 21st Avenue, stands in t...

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.

Keith Mennella poses outside of Mennella's Poultry, 368 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes along 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Exterior of front of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail, 368 21st Avenue.

Exterior of front of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail, 368 21st Avenue.

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Proprietor Elsa Mantilla (in dotted dress) with seamstresses Aurora Goicoechea (in long-sleeve blouse) and Milagros "Millie" Cueto.

Proprietor Elsa Mantilla (in dotted dress) with seamstresses Aurora Go...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at the dress shop on the second floor of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail on 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for her dress; they are using photos (including some taken at Dominican pageant by Martha Cooper) and sketches; an unidentified girl is also present.

Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at the dress shop on the second floor of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail on 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for her dress; they are using photos (including some taken at Dominican pageant by Martha Cooper) and sketches; an unidentified girl is also present.

Elsa, Aurora and Milagros work with Brenda to come up with design for ...

Forms part of a group of images documenting scenes at the dress shop on the second floor of Elsa's Wholesale & Retail on 21st Avenue, Paterson.

Manager (owner?) of P & S Variety Center, 367 21st Avenue, stands in the doorway of his shop.

Manager (owner?) of P & S Variety Center, 367 21st Avenue, stands in t...

Forms part of a group of images documenting businesses along 21st Avenue in Paterson.

Rocco prepares a piece of cod for frying while his mother continues to prepare scaccie.

Rocco prepares a piece of cod for frying while his mother continues to...

Forms part of a group of images documenting food preparation at RC's Deli.

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