Shoulder patches

Object Number: 
Wool, rayon
largest: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 16.5 x 11.4 x 0.3 cm )
Shield-shaped felt patches; three black and one navy; all have white rayon eagle at top, perched over crossed anchors; and varying numbers of red felt chevrons at bottom of patch; three of the patches have one, two, and three chevrons respectively; the other has three chevrons with a curved stripe connected to the top chevron, with the anchors between the stripe and the chevron.
Gallery Label: 
These patches were worn by members of an Army or Navy corps on the upper left sleeve of their uniform jackets. 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