National Geographic : 1941 Apr
Wartime Efficiency-Garter and Identification Tag in One Men once considered the disks "sissy," but, since the aerial Blitzkrieg, mil lions have been sold. The tags range in quality from cheap tin to gold and platinum. Some disks bear blood-typing records, so that in case of accident requiring transfusion a physician will know the kind of blood needed. Photographs from British Combine "Thumbs Up!"-Britain's Universal Victory Sign The smiling six-year-old's East End home hasbeen bombed bythe Nazis, and he is living temporarily atacentral shelter. The famous "thumbs up" is a reversal of the old Roman Coliseum "thumbs down." Now itsgeneral meaning signifies a fighting and undaunted spirit.