Daughter’s Devotion

Nellie Bly was devoted to her mother throughout her life.

Devotion to ones’ parents or family is common. However, Nellie Bly’s devotion to her mother was uncommonly strong. Having witnessed her mother’s ill fortune throughout her formative years, Nellie was determined to take care of her mother by any means necessary.

Daring Woman

Around the world in seventy-two days and six hours - reception of Nellie Bly at Jersey City on the completion of her journey. In Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1890.

Nellie Bly was an inspiration to American women in a time when women did not enjoy many rights. She was adventurous in a time when women did not go on adventures. Had she lived today, she would have been known as a deity. Her story lives on and still captivates dreamers.