Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. L.F. Tyler

TYLER, MRS. L.F.; aged 71; widow for twelve years, resides at No. 91 N. 25th Street, Richmond, Virginia.

INCOME: $14.00 per month from old-age pension.

HOME CONDITIONS: Rents three rooms for $5.00 per month, which are moderately furnished and very neatly kept. She is very weak and sickly and cannot get around at all. Her income from bag stringing is about $2.00 or $3.00 a month, as she cannot work very much. Her insurance runs about 50 cents per month. Oil for cooking costs about $2.00 a month. The doctor requires her to have a special diet which makes her grocery bill higher than average. She has to drink a quart of milk a day.

[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.]