Chevrons

Object Number: 
INV.7472cd
Date: 
1910-1940
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
largest: 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 13.3 x 7.9 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Two olive-drab felt patches with varying numbers of drab chevrons at top; one has two chevrons, and the other has three; both have at bottom a gold thread eagle perched atop a wheel, which is surmounted by a crossed key and sword.
Gallery Label: 
These chevrons were worn by enlisted men in the U.S. Army Quartermaster General's Department, on the upper sleeves of their uniform jackets. Two chevrons denote a corporal, and three a sergeant.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group