The Visiting Nurses of New York - this is an old photo but I had dreams of being part of them and learning midwifery. However my life took another direction after I completed nursing school.
VNSNY nurse with child in the Lower East . The little black bag was a visiting nurses' badge. When she was seen carrying that black bag she was given respect in whatever neighborhood she practiced. I appreciated that badge of honor and safety that still existed in 1977, when doing my Senior nursing community health rotation in Rochester, NY.