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Keystone Auctions’ York venue, former Visiting Nurse Association building, combines historic location, grand interior – Part 2

When Keystone Auctions LLC acquired the longtime home of the Visiting Nurse Association, the new operator found a cache of pictures in the attic, including this portrait. And what an informative cache it is. It shows nurses at work early in the 20th century. Nursing – along with social service work, librarian duties and teaching – represented an avenue for women to work outside the home in those years. So we have documentation of nurses in action. See York, Pa., Daily Record’s slide show of all such pictures as well as the inside of the old VNA building. Also of interest: Keystone Auctions’ venue, Part 1.

Check out 6 more photos of VNA nurses in action, plus an exterior picture of the 1880s building at 218 E. Market St. below… .



This photo from 1950 of nurse Violet Luckenbaugh caring for Mrs. Henrietta Myers. The captions with these photos are based on those compiled as part of YDR’s Media Center slide show.


Nurse Laura Green is seen in this undated photo. Visiting Nurse Association is now known as WellSpan’s VNA Home Care.


This is an undated promotion photo for the Visiting Nurse Association. Check out this YDR story about Keystone Auctions’ new home.


A 1920 health promotion photo states “Healthy School Children are The Best Students.” Here, Louisa Johnson, school nurse supervisor, works with Dr. J. Gibson Smith. 


Visiting nurses pose for this photo, medical bags in hand.


This is an undated immunization promotional photo.
An undated photo of the former Visiting Nurse Association building in the 200 block of East Market Street in York. Also of interest: Nurses and their work appear again and again in York County’s past.

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To see all stories and photos from the start, check out YorkTownSquare.com’s archives.