baby-buying trade

An Innocent Child Sold Into Slavery for Ten Dollars; The Appalling Traffic in Human Flesh in New York; Heartless Mothers and Grasping Midwives Who Barter Helpless Children for Money; Shocking Indifference of the Slave-Dealers as to What Becomes of the LIttle Ones-No Questions Asked; A Visit to the Midwife Who Sold the Bogus Hamilton Baby; Startling Facts Which Will Appeal to Every Loving Mother in the Land
Nellie Bly
Bly's four-column feature report on the baby-buying trade in New York, including the statement of one woman who claimed to have sold one of the babies bought by Eva Hamilton, who had just begun serving time for atrocious assault and battery in Trenton Penitentiary. For her story, Bly posed as a would-be mother wanting to buy a child and found in at least four locations that she could buy a newborn from a broker for anywhere from ten to twenty-five dollars with no questions asked.
Hundreds and Hundreds of Little Ones Given Away Yearly; Met the Petted Darlings of the Rich, But the Infants Born to Shame; These Are the Ones That Are Given to Alien Hand; Regular Traffic in New-Born Babes; A Money-Making Trade in Humanity 'th
Nellie Bly
Bly poses as a woman in pursuit of a baby to buy in an exposé of the baby-buying trade.
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