Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. Oscar Wingler

MRS. OSCAR WINGLER, aged 29, married and has five children. Husband is 35. They resides at Reddies River, Wilkes Co., N.C.

INCOME: Husband works 16 days a month for P.W.A. at $24 a month; however, he can only go to work when he can find a ride. They have no other income.

EXPENSES: They spend $13 a week for food and groceries. They owe the dentist $5 for pulling ten of wife's teeth.

HOME CONDITIONS: House has three rooms, and they rent land from her mother to farm. They own 1 cow, 3 pigs and about 10 chickens. The house is falling apart and they can't afford to repair it. She makes $2.50 a week by stringing bags. She has been unable to do other work for quite a while on account of sickness.

[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.]