Mary Welsh on Wartime London

Mary Welsh on Wartime London

Mary described wartime London as “a Garden of Eden” for single women. “There was a serpent hanging from every tree and street lamp, offering tempting gifts and companionship, which could push away loneliness, and warm, if temporary, affections.” Photo from the Ernest...
Mary Welsh and Noel Monks

Mary Welsh and Noel Monks

Mary Welsh and her second husband, Noel Monks, photographed in their war correspondents’ uniforms. Noel reported for the British Army, and Mary was the only woman accredited with the Royal Air Force at the beginning of the war.   Share...
Mary Welsh and the Chicago Daily News

Mary Welsh and the Chicago Daily News

Mary Welsh joined the Chicago Daily News, adopted the nom de plume of “Margot, Jr.,” and wrote a daily column reporting on Chicago’s society weddings and dinner parties. Her friend, Sarah Boyden, remembered, “within a few months she knew more...
Mary Welsh Hemingway’s Hometown

Mary Welsh Hemingway’s Hometown

Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, stand in the center of Mary’s hometown of Bemidji, Minnesota, signifying the importance of the lumber industry. Mary escaped from the land of the lumberjacks to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist. Share...
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