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Nellie Bly expose...

Item # 649489

August 12, 1894

THE WORLD, New York, August 12, 1894

* Nellie Bly reporting
* "Nellie Bly Spars With Corbett"
* Many illustrations

Nellie Bly is perhaps most famous for her trip around the world, which turned the fictional work by Jules Vernes' "Around the World in Eighty Days" into fact for the first time. But there were various other projects which consumed her journalistic career, perhaps most notably her undercover work in exposing the poor treatment of patients at the Blackwell Island asylum for the insane.
This issue has one of her articles (she did a few over the years) on pages 13 & 14: "NELLIE BLY Spars With CORBETT" with subheads and several illustrations including life size illus. of each one's fist. The article is signed at its conclusion: Nellie Bly. See photos for portion of the text here.
Since Nellie Bly was a reporter for "The World" this would be the only newspaper in which this report would be found making this a very rare item.
Complete in 36 pages, light toning, some margin wear, mainly along the top margin, should be handled with care.

Category: Post-Civil War