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Sleeve patch

Object Number: 
INV.7481
Date: 
1940-1946
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 in. ( 8.3 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
sewn: top: "USMS"
Description: 
Square navy patch; in center is red silk design of American flag inside shield, encricled by roped border, and atop crossed anchors; lettering at top of patch.
Gallery Label: 
This patch was worn on the jacket sleeve of an enlisted man in the U.S. Maritime Service during World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank L. Jackson, 1946
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group