Tobacco Bag Stringing

Report on Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia, 1939


Box 132, R. #1,
Leaksville, N.C.,
April 1, 1939.

Mr. Sherlock Bronson,
Box 644,
Richmond, Va.

Dear Sir:

I am kindly writing asking you please not to take the stringing of bags away from Mrs. Jones, our Agent for our community.

For two years I have stringing bags. If the bags were taken away from us I would not be able to pay my insurance. I have two children and myself to clothe. I am too old to get a job in the mill. The bags help my children and me in every way.

Stringing of bags is a big help to our community. It helps the older people who are too old to work on public job. There are young girls stringing bags, they keep them at home off the street. There are several blind people stringing bags that can't get anything else to do.

The stringing of bags is a great help to our community and we will appreciate all you will do for us to keep the stringing of bags in our community.

Sincerely yours,

(Signed) Mrs. Kate Pulliam.


[Source: "Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia." Richmond, Va.: 1939. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]