Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Kramer, Robert

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Kramer, Robert
  • Kramer, Robert, Interviewee
  • Masters, David, Interviewer
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • The following names and terms were used in this interview: Shepherd St., Robert Haris, Kovno, Vilno, Mighty Mac, Max Leavitt,Morris Bell, Babson, Bob's Hab, North Shore Dress Co., Wilfred Marx, David Smith, Revman family.
  • Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians; Interviewer(s):David Masters (5/5/1978).
  • TRACKS: 1.Bob's Haberdashery of Gloucester opens up Feb. 1, 1934 --2. Born Jan. 27, 1907 at 2 Shepherd St. --3. Persecution of minorities in early Twentieth Century -- 4. Languages spoken -- 5. Lithuanian heritage --6. How parents eventually arrived in Gloucester --7. Types of work entered into --8. Positions held, awards given --9. Why Gloucester --10. Differences in being unemployed in the 1930's --11. Differences in fishing then and now --12. Recollection of old type of work and pay rates, leisure activities --13. Recollection (cont'd) --14. No comparison between then and now --15. Kovno, Vilno (Lithuania) --16. Tailor shops on every corner --17. Prohibition --18. The voyage to the U.S. on a boat --19. Religious rituals --20. Feelings about Gloucester --21. Feelings that are instilled in you, a special place.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 05-05-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Kramer, Robert, Interviewee and Masters, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Kramer, Robert,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed January 20, 2021,


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