Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. Bill Anderson

MRS. BILL ANDERSON, 64, married and has one daughter of her own and a daughter of her husband's first wife lives with them. Husband is 62. Lives in Wilkes Co., N.C.

INCOME: Husband gets $35 a month pension as a Spanish War Veteran.

EXPENSES: Taxes are $4 a year. Food costs about $10 a month. Electricity costs $1 a month.

HOME CONDITIONS: Owns 12 acres of land, a mule, 2 cows, 2 hogs, and about a dozen hens. They own their own wood. Their house is in pretty good shape, is well furnished and is well kept. They have no conveniences except an electric iron. Their water comes from a well. They still owe money on their house. She can string about 2500 bags a week. She does not absolutely need the money she makes from bags. She is not at all affected by 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.]