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Object Name: Pins
Date: 1942-1945
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Medium: Brass
Dimensions: Overall: 1/2 × 1 × 5/16 in. (1.3 × 2.5 × 0.8 cm)
Description: Three "U.S." brass United States Army Officers' color insignia devices.
Credit Line: Gift of Sally Wendkos Olds
Object Number: 2012.37.1a-c
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All Army officers wore this type of insignia on the upper lapels of their service coat. These examples belonged to David Mark Olds (1920-2009), who served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Photographs and documents pertaining to Olds's military service are in the New-York Historical Society Library: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/nyhs/olds/