Tobacco Bag Stringing
Victoria Marable

MARABLE, MRS. VICTORIA; aged 68 years; married, but separated from husband about eighteen years; resides at 918 North 25th Street, Richmond, Virginia.


HOME CONDITIONS: She lives with her daughter who pays her board and lodging. She does the bag stringing for enjoyment and for something to keep her mind occupied more than for the benefit she receives. However, she clothes herself with what she makes from bag stringing. Earns about $5.00 or $6.00 a month doing it. She is in good health and does not find that bag stringing affects her nerves or health in any way.

[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.]