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Shoulder patches

Object Number: 
INV.7475ww-xx
Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Wool, rayon
Dimensions: 
largest: 6 3/8 x 4 x 1/8 in. ( 16.2 x 10.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Shield-shaped felt patches; one black and one navy; both have white rayon eagle at top, perched over a crescent moon; and varying numbers of red felt chevrons at bottom of patch; one has two chevrons, the other has three.
Gallery Label: 
These patches were worn by members of an Army or Navy corps on the upper left sleeve of their uniform jackets. Two chevrons indicate a corporal, and three a sergeant.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group