"A Female Usurer's Trick" - Nellie Bly - New York World

"A Female Usurer's Trick" - Nellie Bly - New York World

Nellie Bly Exposes One of the Secrets of a Diamond Shop; Loaning Money Without a License to Actresses and Rich Women

by: Nellie Bly | publication date: May 12, 1889 | Publication: New York World | pages: 21

"Everybody who strolls up the west side of Broadway to the theaters knows the brightly lighted windows of Mrs. Theresa Lynch, with the strings of diamonds sparkling under the electric lights. Nobody knows exactly just what Mrs. Lynch does in her little back office except those who have her confidence. . ."

Nellie Bly exposes how a diamond shop in New York really operates.

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