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This is an essential, roomy, and sturdy brown "field style" messenger bag for adventure, travel, school and vacation that features a silhouette of the famous daredevil reporter and human rights activist, Nellie Bly.

Nellie Bly was just about the most fearless, intelligent and awesome person you have never heard of. In a time when women could not vote or own property, she was changing the field of journalism into an instrument of social reform. In 1887, she went undercover and was committed to an asylum to expose inhumane treatment of the mentally ill. She went to prison to write a story about conditions there. Despite losing her business to embezzlement, she persevered and built a second fortune. She was an industrialist, an inventor, a daredevil, a suffragette and a philanthropist.

I've drawn her here as she was in 1889, when she made a record breaking trip around the world in 72 days (yes, beating fictional Phineas Fogg's effort by more than a week) The pattern on her coat is a world map from 1889, and the pattern on her dress is from one of the articles she wrote for her newspaper, The World.

Also? Besides being a personal hero and role model, Nellie Bly is one of my relations on my mother's side of the family.

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This messenger bag is nice and sturdy. All of the seams are double stitched. The straps are comfortable cotton webbing. It has a large main compartment, interior zipped pocket, and a full-width front flap that is secured with two brass toggles. I can fit my laptop, notebook and 1200 page text book all inside.

Other Details ~
Length : 16"
Width : 12"
Depth : 3.5"
Strap : 2" wide adjustable from 20" to 36"

The bag is 100% cotton heavy enzyme-washed canvas and completely washable, but the print needs special care. Wash inside out and in cold water. Don't use chlorine bleach and don't soak. Don't iron. Tumble dry on low heat and remove from dryer promptly

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Nellie Bly Daredevil Reformer Print Messenger Field Bag

$30.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Material: canvas
  • Feedback: 716 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Ohio, United States