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Shoulder patches

Object Number: 
INV.7462p-ll
Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Rayon
Dimensions: 
largest: 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 1/8 in. ( 9.5 x 9.8 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
stitched: p: "2" stitched: q: "1" stitched: r: "22" stitched: s: "4" stitched: t: "6" stitched: u: "3" stitched: v: "20" stitched: w: "16" stitched: x: "13" stitched: y: "12" stitched: z: "11" stitched: aa: "14" stitched: bb: "10" stitched: c
Description: 
Triangular rayon patches; divided into red, yellow, and blue sections; with black tank as seen from a side view in center, crossed by a red lighning bolt; black division number at top in yellow section.
Gallery Label: 
These patches were worn by members of U.S. Army Armored Divisions, on the upper left sleeve 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