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Joseph LoPresti and Gemma Pompa LoPresti interview


Joseph LoPresti's family moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he was born in 1916. In 1920, his father Anthony bought and opened a grocery store. In this interview, Joseph discusses the day-to-day running of the store, credit payments, marrying Gemma Pompa, and unionization. Joseph speaks about his service in World War II, and Gemma discusses the rationing that went on at home, and the coupons and food stamps most people used to buy food.



Contributor(s) Notes

Narrator: Joseph LoPresti, Gemma Pompa LoPresti
Interviewer: Jean Vicenza Scarpaci


Object ID

OH 8709


Audio: 100 minutes

Catalog Number

OH 8709

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