My brother and I recently wrote Emblems of Honor: Airborne and we're working on a new series of books about US Divisional SSI (patches). One area of study that seems to have escaped much notice are the colors that the 34th Division used in WWI to denote different units. I was hoping I could enlist the help of WWI collectors to try to figure out the color schemes they used.
For example, we now know that the green border variation (shown below) was used by the 109th Engineer Regiment (with a bullion soutache border for officers). There are quite a few others we have little or no information on. I'd like to create a color chart like you see for 2nd and 35th Divisions. Hopefully, we can figure this out together.
The information could come from anywhere: an identified photo, an illustration on the cover of a book, an identified uniform or something painted on a steamer trunk.
I'll post a few pics after this to get things started.
Thanks ahead of time.