Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. Dillard Taylor

TAYLOR, MRS. DILLARD, has five children, but only 3 of them live with her. She is 40 years old and her husband is 53. They reside at Reddies River, N.C.

INCOME: Husband works for a furniture factory at $11 a week. They have no other income. Taxes are $8.00 a year, owe doctor $165.00, they spend about $10.00 a week on groceries.

HOME CONDITIONS: They own 30 acres of land and the house has 5 rooms. They have a cow, 2 hogs and a dozen chickens. They raise very little on their farm. The son owns a car. The house is new and well furnished and is well kept. She has been stringing for five years and make [sic] about $20.00 a month. She likes to string bags and does it very well.

[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.]