Tobacco Bag Stringing
Kate Pullman

PULLMAN MRS. KATE, aged 54, married; resides in Wilkes County, N.C. Children; Ray, aged 18. Walter, aged 13, in school.


HOME CONDITIONS: Mrs. Pullman owns a three-room house and one and one-half acres of land, one-half of it being tended. The rest is in a run down condition and she hasn't the money to improve it. She raises corn, potatoes and garden vegetables. She earns about $14 a month by stringing bags, all of which is spent for food and clothes. Her daughter has tried to find work but has been unable to do so and her husband has to stay home to tend the field. The house is very old and dilapidated but the inside is kept very neat and clean. They have no stock which will help them with their food. She states that if the bags are taken away it will be necessary to find other means for relief.

[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.]