Byline: Nellie Bly; 1887-11-06; New York World; pages 10
Report: Exposing Predators
"What name awakens such universally tender feelings as that of "baby"? Last week some philanthropist wrote to THE WORLD to suggest that I try to find out what becomes of all the baby waifs in this great city. Not the little ones who are cordially welcomed by proud parents, happy grandparents and a large circle of loving relatives, but the many hundreds of babies whose coming is greeted with grief anf whose unhappy mothers hide their little lives in shame."
Description:Bly poses as a woman in pursuit of a baby to buy in an exposé of the baby-buying trade.
Rights: Public domain.