Chevrons

Object Number: 
INV.7472st
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: 
Two felt patches; one is olive with three brown chevrons at top; other is olive-drab with two brown chevrons; both have gold thread caduceus in center.
Gallery Label: 
These chevrons were worn by members of the U.S. Army Medical Corps on the upper sleeves of their uniform jackets. Two chevrons indicate a corporal, and three denote a sergeant.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group