Tobacco Bag Stringing
Annie Bolden

BOLDEN, MRS. ANNIE, (colored, Reidsville, N.C., married and has eight children living with. Her age is 45, husband in his fifties.

INCOME: They make their living by farming and stringing bags.

HOME CONDITIONS: They raise most of their food but still have to spend about $12 a week on groceries. Their taxes are $30 a year. They own another place which they rent for half of what the man raises. The house has 5 rooms and there are 54 acres of land in this place and 114 in the one that they rent. They own 3 mules, and 3 cows. They also have a Victrola. The house is in good condition and is well kept. She has been stringing bags for thirty years and makes about $68.00 a month. She likes to do 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.]