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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

An early ad photo for Army Deodorant.  The soldier on the left is the stinky BEFORE applying guy.  The one on the right is the fragrant AFTER applying guy.

An early ad photo for Army Deodorant. The soldier on the left is the stinky BEFORE applying guy. The one on the right is the fragrant AFTER applying guy.

Let’s hope that our winning captioner John is wrong, because if this was a grand military body odor experiment, this world would smell awful.

The actual caption is just as unsettling, however. These two marines are enjoying themselves after a nearby atomic blast. As the caption reads: “The atomic cloud formed by the detonation seems close enough to touch, and tension gone, Poth and Wilson do a little clowning for the camera.”  Click the photo for the full scoop.

Are you interested in winning 30% off at our National Archives eStore? Then join us each week as we take a photo out of context from our holdings and ask you to provide the funniest caption for it. If you win, you’ll get 30% off at the eStore (where Prologue is sold, by the way!)

Here’s this week’s photo. Good luck!

Insert your caption!

Insert your caption!

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Comments

Comment from Jery Simmons
Time October 14, 2010 at 9:40 am

“Attack of the Killer Sausages”

Comment from JJT
Time October 14, 2010 at 9:42 am

Somehow the men did not suspect that their Betty Grable float for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade would not pass muster with the morality committee.

Comment from echo pontinen
Time October 14, 2010 at 10:05 am

“OMG!! behind you!! its SAUSAGE!!!!! ahhhh!!”

Comment from Emily Mecca
Time October 14, 2010 at 10:13 am

Unbeknownst to the townsfolk, the sandworms were approaching…

Comment from Kevin Fitzpatrick
Time October 14, 2010 at 10:47 am

I told you the officers were full of “hot air”.

Comment from Chris
Time October 14, 2010 at 10:53 am

Large whoopie cushions get revenge!

Comment from Greg Rosen
Time October 14, 2010 at 11:23 am

The “Secret Weapons”…Pancho Villa will flee all the way to Antartica!

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time October 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

The Leaning Towers Of Peoria

Comment from Traci
Time October 14, 2010 at 11:49 am

Team Diligent Dirigibles
Prehistory for fringe fans.

Comment from Bryan Gibb
Time October 14, 2010 at 11:52 am

“New Army Dirigibles give Doughboy Morale a Lift”

Comment from Chris Staats
Time October 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

The experimental military version of windsock decorations proved too unwieldy for front-yard residential use. The “santa on a motorcylce” photos taken later this same day are still considered classified.

Comment from Linda Wilky
Time October 14, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Scene of the best water balloon prank ever!

Comment from Elaine Schenot
Time October 14, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Experiments in developing a drug to combat erectile dysfunction were just the beginning.

Comment from jim1mich
Time October 15, 2010 at 11:13 am

A courageous effort, the US Army’s first attempt to ‘create’ a bra for WAC[s] was deemed unsuccessful.