"Wanted - A Few Husbands" - Nellie Bly - New York World

"Wanted - A Few Husbands" - Nellie Bly - New York World

Nellie Bly's Strange Experience at a Noted Matrimonial Agency

by: Nellie Bly | publication date: December 4, 1887 | Publication: New York World | pages: 25

"The New York woman can hardly have a single desire that cannot be gratified through some bureau or agency of this town. Through them she can get a house, have it furnished, secure new wardrobe, a good form, a clear complexion, the latest shade of hair and a loan to start the wheels of the concern in good running order. If she desires a husband, and a family warranted to have a marked resemblance, they can be had through the same channels at a nominal price."

Bly tours New York's matrimonial agencies in ostensible search of a husband.

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