"In the Magdalen Home" - Nellie Bly - New York World

"In the Magdalen Home" - Nellie Bly - New York World

Nellie Bly's Visit to an Institution for Unfortunate Women; A Wicked Girl's Chances for Reformation — How Poor Creatures Abuse a Noble Charity-Matron Burr's Experiences — The Girl Who Befriended an Unlucky Cat — The Toboggan Slide of Sin

by: Nellie Bly | publication date: February 12, 1888 | Publication: New York World |

"Dressed to suit the character I wished to represent, I went late one evening to East Eighty-eighth street. I saw an old-fashioned building surrounded by a high brick wall, and I knew without looking for the number that it was the institution I wanted...."

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