Chevrons mounted on board

Object Number: 
INV.7477a-i
Date: 
1910-1918
Medium: 
Wool, paper, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 3/4 x 22 x 1/8 in. ( 40 x 55.9 x 0.3 cm ) Largest (chevron): 6 x 3 1/2 x 1/8 in. (15.2 x 8.9 x 0.3 cm)
Description: 
Eight chevrons: various numbers of brown felt chevrons stitched to brown felt backgrounds; these are mounted on a rectangular paper board with a basket-design cotton cover.
Gallery Label: 
These chevrons were worn on the jacket sleeves of U.S. Army soldiers during World War I. They indicate various rankings, from corporal to sergeant-major.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group