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Chevrons

Object Number: 
INV.7472i-k
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
largest: 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 14 x 8.3 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Three felt patches with varying numbers of chevrons at top; one patch is light-brown with three olive chevrons and a curved stripe at bottom; other is brown with two brown chevrons; and the last is olive with three olive chevrons; all have a castle in center.
Gallery Label: 
These chevrons were worn by members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the upper sleeves of their jackets. Two chevrons indicate a corporal, and three denote a sergeant. The curved stripe on the other patch probably indicates a staff sergeant.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group