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Women harvesting wheat in Spigno Saturnia, Italy. In addition to preparing meals and managing their homes, Italian women living in small paesi (villages) would often harvest wheat for their families.  This harvested wheat was then taken to a…

Sirianni_Vincent_patria.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Vince Sirianni. In this clip, Sirianni speaks of his assimilation into the American Army after having been drafted in 1942. In addition, Sirianni also speaks of his return to Italy, his patria (homeland),…

Sirianni_Vincent_mulino.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Vince Sirianni. This clip pertains to Sirianni's memories of life in Italy and his family's mulino (grinding wheat into flour) trade.

Sirianni_Vincent_amore.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Vince Sirianni. In this clip, Sirianni relates how he utilized classified information to locate the brothers of his future wife, Mary Menniti. In addition, Sirianni shares his memories of their wedding…

Sirianni_Vincent_famiglia.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Vince Sirianni. In this oral history clip, Sirianni relates the manner in which he traveled to Gizzeria, Italy during World War II in order to reunite with the family members that still remained in Italy.

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Pvt. Vince Sirianni during his service in World War II.

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An image of the steamer trunk utilized by three generations of the Cavaliere family on trips to and from Italy and America. The last member to utilize this trunk was Angela Cavaliere Pasquale, who immigrated to America in 1957 and settled in the…

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Saint Rocco Festival procession through East Liberty in 1940. In this image, the float carrying the statue of Saint Rocco is passing Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church.

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Group of Saint Anthony Festival parade participants posing in front of Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church on Meadow Street in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Crisanti_Providenza_roots.mp3
Clip taken from oral history conducted with Providenza Crisanti. In this clip, Providenza speaks of the roots of the Crisanti Produce Company and how her husband came to be a part of this fledgling company in Pittsburgh.
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