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Blackwing Volumes 10 Limited Edition Nellie Bly Pencil

Blackwing Volumes 10 Limited Edition Nellie Bly Pencil


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The Blacking 10 is a tribute to Nellie Bly - and investigative journalists like her - who keep citizens informed, and give them a voice.

// Newsprint finish
// Dark grey imprint
// Silver ferrule
// Dark grey eraser
// Extra-firm graphite
// Box of 12

In 1887, Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World tasked Nellie Bly, a yet unknown journalist, with investigating the insane asylum on New York’s Blackwell’s Island. She was asked to look into the conditions of the asylum and “write up things as you find them, good or bad.” She did so the best way she knew, by getting herself committed for ten days.

The resulting series, which she titled “Ten Days in a Madhouse,” is one of the earliest and most iconic examples of unbiased investigative journalism. It uncovered the brutal conditions in which patients were forced to live and shined a spotlight on the misconceptions surrounding mental illness.

The number 10 represents the ten days Miss Bly spent investigating a story that has impacted countless lives.

Sold online only as a box of 12. To purchase individual pencils, please visit our shop on Humber Street, Hull. 

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