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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

"What's YOUR sleep number?"

"What's YOUR sleep number?"

We’ve all seen the commercials talking about sleep number beds, and we here at POH think RJ hit it on the nose. Apparently for this family, nine is their sleep number.

As to what this cozy family is actually up to, they’re sleeping through the London Blitz, which happened 70 years ago this month. The original caption reads a stark “Southeast air raid shelter.” You can see this photo—and other select photos from the Blitz—on our Facebook page.

This week’s photo was a mail-in from Mary Krakowiak, an Archives employee in College Park, MD, who found what has got to be one of the greatest photo caption photos in the entire National Archives. If you’ve stumbled across a photo ripe for out-of-context captioning, share it with us at prologue@nara.gov.

In the meantime, good luck with the photo below. Remember, if your caption wins, we’ll give you 30% off at the National Archives eStore and put your name up in lights on the blog! Good luck!

Your caption here!

Your caption here!

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Comments

Comment from Rebecca Warlow
Time September 16, 2010 at 9:01 am

When Ole Wilbur could swat the fly with his tail, he brought out the big gun to get the job done.

Comment from Bob
Time September 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

Preparing for the unique mountain combat conditions in Afghanistan, the Army has introduced a unique weapon, code name BIOYA.

Comment from freedotift
Time September 16, 2010 at 10:04 am

“Rocket Mule”–the follow up to Elton John’s “Rocket Man”–wasn’t nearly as successful.

Comment from Kathryn Kelly
Time September 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

“Big Bertha” the Original

Comment from M. G. Young
Time September 16, 2010 at 10:24 am

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Comment from Gary Lutz
Time September 16, 2010 at 11:40 am

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Comment from ray
Time September 16, 2010 at 11:54 am

(sung to the chorus of “Rocket Man”): Rocket mule, burnin’ all the shoes off everone…

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Time September 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm

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Comment from John Constance
Time September 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Is there a meal on this flight?

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Time September 16, 2010 at 5:19 pm

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Comment from Robert A. Mosher
Time September 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Are you SURE that this rifle is recoil-less – cause I warn you right now that I’m NOT!

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Time September 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm

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Comment from Rick B
Time September 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

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Comment from Rick B
Time September 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

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Time September 20, 2010 at 5:50 am

Have gun, will travel.