Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. Pearl Anderson

ANDERSON, MRS. PEARL, married and has three grandchildren living with her. She is 44 years old and her husband is 57. Reside at Hunting Creek, N.C.

INCOME: They raise all their food and enough to sell a little. They have no other income. Groceries and feed cost about $5.00 a week. Taxes are about $11.00 a year.

HOME CONDITIONS: House has 4 rooms and there are 100 acres of land. They own a cow, 2 hogs, 1 steer, and 30 hens. They have their own wood. This family is fairly well off but although their house is in good condition it is not well kept. She has been stringing about 35 years and makes $5.00 a week. She has been sick a lot but her doctor said she could keep on stringing bags. She uses the money she makes for her personal needs and she strings bags as much as possible in order to make this money.

[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.]