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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest


"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."

Debra Steidel Wall had her work cut out for her to pick this week’s winning caption, but ultimately the prize goes to Rebecca for cheering up a somber photo with some Walt Disney charm. The original caption reads: “Woman with large pumpkin at Cass Lake” and it was taken in 1915. The folks at the Archival Research Catalog thought the image deserved a bit more description and added, “An elderly Indian woman stands in a garden next to a huge pumpkin,” but that still doesn’t explain how that pumpkin got so big or how that poor woman got so mopey.

Hopefully you’ll have a happier Halloween this weekend than our poor pumpkin grower! Rebecca certainly will since she’s won 30% off at the National Archives eStore where (cough, cough) that great National Archives quarterly, Prologue, is sold !

From depressed lows last week to new highs (literally) this week, you never know what photos we’ll find that need captions. Happy captioning!

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Comment from bobby engel
Time October 28, 2010 at 9:53 am

little did he know that his son would do this 40 years later in a hot air balloon.

Comment from JJT
Time October 28, 2010 at 10:03 am

Marty McFly’s grandfather waits for lightning in “Back to the Future, Episode I.”

Comment from Traci
Time October 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

Double dog dared to sit. I was SURE those holes in those kites wouldn’t let them work!!!!
I should have seen that there tether rope!!!

Comment from Elaine Schenot
Time October 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

Dave would do anything to earn frequent flier miles.

Comment from Franck
Time October 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

now… how do I get down?

Comment from JGCimino
Time October 28, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Don’cha see Martha? I’m a gonna make fools of them Wright brothers fellers!

Comment from Bob
Time October 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I can see my house from here!

Comment from Freedotift
Time October 28, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Before tying a key to the kite string, Ben Franklin first tried tying up his short-lived intern.

Comment from Linda C.
Time October 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I should have told them I wanted that clothes line in the back yard.

Comment from Matt
Time October 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Before “jumping through hoops” there was FLYING through hoops.

Comment from David
Time October 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Daredevil test pilot Garrett Brown is shown testing an early prototype of his Skycam system. This design was scrapped because of ‘wind failure’ problems.

Comment from Bob
Time October 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

It really is hard to read the pages of this book.

Comment from Rebecca
Time November 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Jim’s Zip Line Adventure Company – We’ll Send You Flying

Comment from Shawn D. Matticks
Time November 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

A rare picture of the notorious man eating kites of Timbuktu.