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A box of Blackwing Volume 10 Pencils

Blackwing Limited Edition Volumes 10, Box and Singles


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In 1887, Joseph Pulitzer's New York World tasked Nelly Bly, a yet-unknown journalist, with investigating New York's Blackwell Island Insane Asylum. She was tasked with writing exactly as she saw, good or bad, and so she did so the best way she knew how - by getting herself committed for ten days. The resulting series titled "Ten Days in a Madhouse" is one of the earliest and most iconic examples of unbiased investigative journalism, where she uncovered the brutal conditions the patients were forced to live, shining a spotlight on the misconceptions surrounding mental illness. 

The Blackwing 10 is a tribute to Nellie Bly and investigative journalists like her, who risk it all to keep citizens informed and give the voice to the unheard. It features a matte grey newsprint finish, dark grey imprint, silver ferrule, and a dark grey eraser. The extra-firm graphite is ideal for capturing notes in a journalist's notebook, or just completing the puzzles in the paper. The number 10 represents the ten days Nellie Bly spent investigating a story that has impacted countless lives. 

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