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Shoulder patches

Object Number: 
INV.7468uuu-zzzzzzzz
Date: 
1940-1965
Medium: 
Rayon, wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
largest: 4 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 1/8 in. ( 12.1 x 9.2 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Rayon patches in various shapes and colors; all with embroidered designs; some with animals, others with geometric shapes, arrows, swords, crosses, and plants.
Gallery Label: 
These patches were worn by various branches of the U.S. Army and Navy, on the upper sleeves of their uniform jackets.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Henry O. Havemeyer, 1966
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group