Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. H.M. Hamby

HAMBY, MRS. H. M., married and has seven children but only five of them live with her. Mrs. Hamby 46 years old and husband 83. Resides at Reddies River, N.C.

INCOME: Wife washes clothes for other people and makes a little money and their son gives them $15.00 a month. They also make a little money by selling chickens and eggs. They have no other income. They spend $15.00 a month for groceries and $8.00 a year for taxes.

HOME CONDITIONS: They have 18 acres of land and the house has four rooms. The house is in good condition but is poorly furnished. They can only raise a little in their garden. She makes about $11.00 a month by stringing bags, and they couldn't get along without this money. He eyes are very weak but it doesn't bother her to string bags.

[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.]