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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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Dave would do anything to earn frequent flier miles

As we all gear up for the single busiest flying day of the year, let’s remember that flying coach back in 1918 was a slightly less predictable affair, particularly if you were “Lieutenant Kirk Booth of the U.S. Signal Corps being lifted skyward by the giant Perkins man-carrying kite at Camp Devens, Ayer, Massachusetts. International Film Service.”

Many thanks to Elaine Schenot for reminding us just how desperate “Dave” and the rest of us can get when bonus miles are on the line. Elaine, you’ve won 30% off at the National Archives eStore, and our caption contest. Congrats!

To the rest of you, fear not, you’ve got another opportunity this week to take home the (discounted) bacon: we present you with an out-of-context image from our holdings, and you give us your funniest caption. The winner takes home 30% off at our eStore and is immortalized in the annals of our POH blog.

Insert your caption

Insert your caption

Here’s one for starters:

“Mr. President, this just came in from Turkey.”

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Comments

Comment from Joyce Clifford
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:03 am

President Truman, known for talking turkey, meets his new advisor.

Comment from Melinda Mobley
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:05 am

Bess has a neck just like yours.

Comment from Spence Williams
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:07 am

I know this guy. This is Gov. Dewey. He won the 1948 election. Who’s laughing now Tommy-Boy. No pardon.

Comment from Melinda Mobley
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:07 am

The guy holding the turkey: I wonder what’ll happen if I pill this string.

Comment from Melinda Mobley
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:09 am

The guy holding the turkey: I wonder what’ll happen if I pull this string.

Comment from Carl Keith Greene
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

We have bigger ones than this in Missouri.

Comment from Andrew Hunt
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

“Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble…” Translation: “Boy, oh boy, I could use a Fair Deal of my own about right now!”

Comment from Melinda Mobley
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:12 am

Lady holding turkey leg: What big eyes you have.

Comment from Melinda Mobley
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:16 am

Guy holding turkey: OOO… A Tom ICK bomb. Yuck.

Comment from Jocelyn Petyak
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:19 am

The governer’s advisors reassured him that this was the best way to reach out to the agricultural constituent: “It’s just like kissing a baby!” The governor, however, wasn’t so sure.

Comment from Leslie James
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:39 am

Man holding turkey: Seriously, my political career has come down to holding a turkey for the President?! Really!?

Comment from bobby engel
Time November 18, 2010 at 10:44 am

The president visits the first lady, who was hospitalized after her encounter with Lord Voldemort.

Comment from Linda Myers
Time November 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

Pres. Truman blessing the Thanksgiving turkey, that very shortly will need more than a nurse.

Comment from Bill Skocic
Time November 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

“Isn’t he cute, let’s call him Dewey”

Comment from Melinda Mobley
Time November 18, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Okay boys, let’s talk turkey.

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time November 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm

“The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and, sir, as my illustrious predecessor would have so eloquently told you, ‘The only thing you have to fear is fear itself’…”

Comment from Mike Czaplicki
Time November 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm

November 1948. President Truman pardons Colonel McCormick for his recent headline faux pas.

Comment from Kemlyn Brazda
Time November 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Guy holding turkey: I worked every weekend for 30 years, and my career highlight is holding a turkey’s butt.

Comment from Elizabeth Laney
Time November 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm

President congratulations woman on miraculous birth of thirty pound turkey. Nation wonders what the government hasn’t been telling them about science funding.

Comment from Adrian Z.
Time November 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm

“Mr. President, I’d like you to meet Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin”

Comment from Jennifer M Day
Time November 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Said the turkey to the gentleman holding him, “I beg your pardon!”

Comment from Lynn Ansfield
Time November 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm

The cluck stops here.

Comment from Billy Howe
Time November 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Tom Says: ” Eat More Chicken!”

Comment from Jake
Time November 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

Truman: “I said the BUCK stops here, not a friggin’ turkey!”