Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. George Graham

GRAHAM, MRS. GEORGE, blind, age unknown; separated from husband; no children; resides at 512 N. 33rd St., Richmond, Va.


EMPLOYMENT: Has never been employed.

HOME CONDITIONS: Has been blind for ten years. She came from Newport News, Virginia, with her husband, who deserted her in June 1933. She has had no trace of him since. She lives at the home of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Mann. The father is employed by the City of Richmond but the amount of his income is small. She states that she enjoys stringing bags and earns from such work as she does about $7.00 a month. She cannot get bags except periodically. This is her only source of income. She uses it for clothes and necessities. She states that she is in dire need of this money, since her father cannot afford to do much for her other than provide shelter and food. She has made many efforts to locate her husband with the help of out-of-town court authorities and the Police Departments.

[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.]