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"Round the World with Nellie Bly" board game. McLaughlin Brothers, New York, NY. Copyright 1890.
flipFlip to Journalist Nellie Bly in her travelling outfit, 1890.
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Game board and box cover.

Credit: Courtesy of The New-York Historical Society

One of America's first investigative woman journalists, Nellie Bly first made national headlines by pretending to be insane to expose the horrid conditions in a New York women's lunatic asylum, In November, 1889, she pulled her greatest "stunt": reporting on her adventures as she traveled around the world in seventy-two days, the fastest time to that date.

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