“Object 68: Miller Cottage”

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, better known as the VA, included a piece by Dr. Finkelstein in the online exhibit, “History of VA in 100 Objects.” This series interprets VA’s history through a fascinating assortment of artifacts, photos, and primary sources.

“Object 68: Miller Cottage,” discusses the history of women’s fight for inclusion in the veterans benefits and healthcare system after World War I.

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Undated photo of Miller Cottage, the spacious barracks built in 1938 to house women Veterans who were admitted to the VA-managed National Home in Dayton, Ohio. The building included a kitchen, dining room, laundry, and beauty parlor. (VA)