"The Girls Who Make Boxes" - Nellie Bly - New York World

Nellie Bly Tells How It Feels to Be a White Slave; She Tries Her Hand at Making Paper Boxes; Difficulty in Getting a Job; Most Work Two Weeks for Nothing; After One Learns the Trade It Is Hard to Earn a Living; A Fair Picture of the Work

"Very early the other morning, I started out, not with the pleasure-seekers, but with those who toil the day long that they may live. . . . "


Rights: Public domain.

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Nellie Bly's article "The Girls Who Makes Boxes," written for The New York World in 1887.