Nellie Bly

Portrait of Nellie Bly

“I said I believed I could. I had some faith in my own ability as an actress and thought I could assume insanity long enough to accomplish any mission intrusted to me. Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell’s Island? I said I could and I would. And I did.”

-Nellie Bly, Ten Days in a Mad-House, 1887