Tobacco Bag Stringing
Lucy Sanborn

SANBORN, MRS. LUCY, aged 62, married, 2601 E. Leigh St., Richmond, Va.

INCOME: Boards four people for $45.00 a month.

HOME CONDITIONS: She states her husband is doing independent work out of town and does not make enough money to send her any. She rents fie rooms at $20.00 a month and boards four persons. Spends about $8.00 per week on groceries, $2.00 on insurance and around $5.00 a month for gas and electricity. The house is modestly furnished and very clean. She says she doesn't know what she'll do if the bags are taken away. They bring her about $8.00 a month, and pays all her insurance. Does'nt [sic] mind the work at all, and will take all she can get. It will be necessary for her to get other home work if the bags are discontinued.

[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.]