Tobacco Bag Stringing

MRS. CORA WINGLER, aged 52, married and has 4 children living with her. Husband is 57. Resides at Reddies River, N.C.

INCOME: Husband works for P.W.A. sixteen days a month at $24 a month.

EXPENSES: He pays $4 a month to ride to work, taxes are $2 a year, grocery bill is about $18 a month.

HOME CONDITIONS: House has three rooms and there are 35 acres of land. The house is in better condition than others in this section. He owns 1 cow, 2 steers, 1 pig, and 14 chickens. She makes about $1.75 a week stringing bags. They could not get along without this money. It does not bother her at all to do this work.

[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.]