Indian Head ; Second Infantry Division shoulder sleeve insignia
Shield shape cloth patch. Profile of an American Indian in a headdress is embroidered in red, white, and blue over a white star on a black cloth background. Although first designed during World War I, this version is the current one designed during World War II.
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.
(fill in collection name), #XXXXX, History Colorado, Denver, Colo.