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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

“New Army Dirigibles give Doughboy Morale a Lift”

“New Army Dirigibles give Doughboy Morale a Lift”

These doughboys’ morale could use a lift, Bryan, because the original caption reads “three 5,000 cubic feet Nurse Balloons in Hangar. Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 1, 1918.” So far as we can tell there are two balloons, not three in this photo, meaning these soldiers are one dirigible short and probably have some explaining to do. Your winning caption has won you 30% off at the National Archives eStore and the undying gratitude of the POH staff.

This week we got into the ghoulish spirit of the season and found a photo that could use a bit of sprucing up, at least so far as the caption goes. You know the rules! Give us your funniest caption, and the one that makes us laugh the most wins!

*** UPDATE *** Our guest judge this week is the National Archives Chief of Staff Deb Wall. Win her over with laughter and you’ll win 30% off at the eStore. Good luck!

To get you started:  Sad-o-Lantern

Insert your caption!

Insert your caption!

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Comment from Rebecca
Time October 21, 2010 at 8:42 am

Cinderella, age 67, spends her days recalling that one glorious night when her dress became a gown and her pumpkin actually turned into a coach.

Comment from Jery Simmons
Time October 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

Mabel just can’t figure out why her corn is so big, and so round, and so orange!

Comment from Janet S. Olafsen
Time October 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

Where in the world did this come from?

Comment from Traci
Time October 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

Patiently waiting to turn into fairy godmother so the pumpkin can get me to town…

Comment from Joanne S.
Time October 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

If only I’d brought the hat sooner…

Comment from Linda C.
Time October 21, 2010 at 10:47 am

How on earth am I ever going to get all those pies baked?

Comment from Taylor
Time October 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I could have sworn I planted watermelon…

Comment from Jenny
Time October 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I cant believe I still have more than a mile to go to get this thing home, before all the trick or treaters get there!

Comment from Janis Comstock-Jones
Time October 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Mrs. Peter Pumpkin-Eater nodded to herself as she murmured grimly, “Two can play this game.”

Comment from Elaine Schenot
Time October 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm

“I rolled this up the hill yesterday. What’s it doing back down here again?”

Comment from Jennifer M Day
Time October 22, 2010 at 12:50 am

Like Linus and Sally, Grannie stayed up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin and got robbed out of her trick or treats.

Comment from Naomi Stellpflug
Time November 24, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Who put my prize pumpkin in the corn patch?