Tobacco Bag Stringing

COLEMAN, MRS. LILLIE, aged 32; married; one child, Betty Ann, aged 5; resides at 800 N. 26th St. Richmond, Va.

INCOME: Husband employed at Hermitage Cold Storage Company, at $30.00 a week.

HOME CONDITIONS: Rents five rooms at $15.00 per month. House is very well furnished; they have a gas stove and electric refrigerator. Gas bill amounts to around $3.00 a month and electricity $2.00. She spends $50.00 a month on food. Only does bags in spare moments, earning about $3.00 a month. This income is not necessary but helps on the insurance, which amounts to about $5.00 a month. She enjoys doing the work to pass away the time.

[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.]