10th Mountain Division WWII shoulder sleeve insignia
Embroidered cloth patch in the shape of a powder keg. Background is blue with a white border and, superimposed on it are two red bayonets crossed so as to form the Roman numeral “X”. The bayonets represent the Infantry and the numerical designation of the Division.
This patch is one of seventeen that were found among the personal effects of Laura Evans, a brothel madam who ran her business in Salida, Colorado from 1896-1950. It is suspected that the patches represent clients of Ms. Evans. The objects are among other of Evans' belongings that were collected by Fred Mazulla circa 1941-1953.
No inscription on this object.
(fill in collection name), #XXXXX, History Colorado, Denver, Colo.