Lou, I hope this helps.Excerpt from Wyllie, Col. Robert E. "The Romance of Military Insignia."The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. XXXVI, No. 6. December, 1919. The insignia of the 7th Division consists of two black, equilateral triangles placed vertically on a red circular disc, with their apexes in juxtaposition at the center of the disc. The double triangle was designed by Colonel W. W. Taylor, Jr., Division Chief of Staff, while the Division was at Waco, Texas, in compliance with War Department instructions concerning the marking of baggage. These instructions required that each division mark its baggage with a distinctive design easily recognizable at a glance, but containing no numeral or other feature which might permit outsiders to identify the organization and possibly report its movements to the enemy. Simplicity and distinctiveness were the only considerations. It was only a happy coincidence that the outline of the design was a numeral 7 crossed by another 7 inverted, thus forming the two triangles.
Those old slides were some of my favorite posts of yours Lou, hope we see more of them.
Thanks very much!
Here's some info:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Infantry_Division_%28United_States%29
+1 on DfM. I really enjoyed seeing those, Lou.
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