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Shoulder patches

Object Number: 
INV.4178a-cccccccccc
Date: 
1941-1945
Medium: 
Rayon, cotton
Dimensions: 
largest: 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 1/8 in. ( 13.3 x 9.8 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Rayon or cotton patches in various shapes and colors; embroidered with various designs.
Gallery Label: 
These patches were the distinctive insignia of various Army infantry, service, and armored divisions. They were worn on the upper left sleeve of the soldier's uniform jacket. The donor, C.C. Baldwin, was a colonel in the Army Service Forces, Office of the Quartermaster General. The patches were surplus stock, and were never worn in combat.
Credit Line: 
Gift of C.C. Baldwin, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group