|Bank of England currency note
During World War II, membership in the informal "Short-Snorter" club was earned by the completion of a transatlantic flight—in those days a relatively rare distinction. Members would autograph currency notes for the new members, who were then obliged to carry these keepsakes with them at all times. Averell Harriman's ten-shilling note bears signatures obtained at the January 1943 meeting in Casablanca. Among the signers were President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and generals George Marshall, Henry ("Hap") Arnold, and George Patton.
W. Averell Harriman Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (185)
World War II