Chevrons

Object Number: 
INV.7472m-o
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
largest: 5 x 3 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 12.7 x 8.3 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Three felt patches with varying numbers of chevrons at top; one is olive with three brown chevrons; one is brown with two chevrons; other is brown with three chevrons, and a curved stripe connected to bottom chevron; all have gold or brown thread torch in center of crossed flags.
Gallery Label: 
These chevrons were worn by members of the U.S. Army Signal Corps 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