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Official US Army photographer arched arm patch

Object | Accession Number: 2004.748.2

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    Official US Army photographer arched arm patch

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    United States Army photographer arched badge of the type issued during World War II. US Army photographers served in the Photographic Branch of the US Signal Corps. Photographers were attached, not assigned, to units and were identified by an arm or shoulder patch. Military photographers were usually enlisted men, with the same training and uniforms as other soldiers. The Corps coordinated communication for air, ground, and naval units during the war, providing technology, services, and personnel. In addition to its primary role in military transmissions, the unit produced training films for army and civilian personnel and documented the war.
    Date
    issue:  1942-1945
    Geography
    issue: United States
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    Markings
    front, embroidered, gold thread : OFFICIAL U.S.WAR / PHOTOGRAPHER
    Contributor
    Distributor: United States. Army

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Machine embroidered arched, rectangular black patch with a gold border and gold English text embroidered on white net backing with adhesive remnants.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.875 inches (4.763 cm) | Width: 3.875 inches (9.843 cm)
    Materials
    overall : thread, adhesive

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The photographer badge was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 17:41:06
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