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Date Created1911
Description(Front from L-R: Mr. Aimone, a family friend, Pietro Botto and Louis Arrighi, husband of Albina.)
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionPietro Botto shaved his beard with a straight razor, a strip of steel sharpened to a fine cutting edge on one side. First he applied shaving cream from a shaving cream mug with a small brush. Then,...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1945-1960
DescriptionAce Alagna photographer/publisher of the Italian Tribune.
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Date Created1920
DescriptionMen standing in their suits preparing themselves for the Fiesta Foratellanza Italionia. The American Labor Museum online collection includes historical documents and photos. The objects document the...
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Date Created1908
DescriptionThe Bottos grew rosemary, sage and mint in their garden. Herbs were used for personal hygiene and health purposes as well as for cooking. For example, Piedmontese immigrants used rosemary as a...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1910
DescriptionWorking families of the city of Paterson, the streetcar suburb of Haledon and environs acquired some staples, like table salt, from worker-owned and operated co-operatives. This cotton bag held 10...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1905
DescriptionThis collar was made by Maria Botto or one of her daughters. When completed, the collar was attached to a linen gown. When the gown grew old and worn, the collar was cut away and sewn to a new gown....
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionThe Botto's home was equipped with running water and water closets (small rooms with toilets) when it was built in 1908. Young children in working families were potty-trained on small enameled...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionCompanies began producing medicinal remedies for minor health problems. Epsom salt, according to the label, could serve as a laxative. English mustard mixed with water made a good poultice. ...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
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Date Created1908
DescriptionThe Botto family canned fruits and vegetables by cooking and sealing them in canning jars. They stored them in the root cellar. The Botto's also owned an icebox. Iceboxes refrigerated food to extend...
Time PeriodThe Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)