Shoulder patches

Object Number: 
Wool, rayon
largest: 6 1/4 x 4 x 1/8 in. ( 15.9 x 10.2 x 0.3 cm )
Shield-shaped felt patches; one navy and other three black; all have white rayon eagle perched over crossed hammers at top, and varying numbers of red felt chevrons at bottom of patch; three of the patches have one, two, and three chevrons respectively; other has three chevrons with a curved stripe on the top chevron.
Gallery Label: 
These patches were worn by members of an Army or Navy corps on the upper left sleeve of their uniform jacket. One chevron indicates a private first class, two a corporal, and three a sergeant. The curved stripe denotes a staff sergeant.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group