Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. Eulah Saunders

MRS. EULAH SAUNDERS, 28, married and has 4 children living with her. Husband is 33. Lives in Wilkes Co., N.C.

INCOME: Husband works about 3 days a week at the foundry and makes 30 cents an hour. They have no other income except money from stringing bags.

EXPENSES: They own their home but haven't paid for it. Their grocery bill is about $25 a month. Taxes are $6 a year.

HOME CONDITIONS: They own 16 acres of land. They just raise a little food to eat. They have their own wood. House is in good condition and is fairly well furnished. House has 4 rooms and is well kept. Two of the children have scarlet fever. She has been stringing bags for about 5 years and strings about 5000 a week. It does not bother her in any way to do this work. She could get along without this money but it helps to pay the debt on the home.

[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.]