Site search

Site menu:

Find Out More

Subscribe to Email Updates



Contact Us

Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

It's all downhill from here!

It's all downhill from here!

It’s not all downhill for you, Jodi! In fact, things are looking up since you won last week’s photo caption contest earning you 30% off at the National Archives eStore.

The original caption? “Party ‘nature sliding’ on the perpetual snow slopes below Paradise Glacier.” Yes, folks back in ’17 really knew how to cut loose. If you’re looking for a gift for the nature slider in your family you can order prints of this photo (and many other images) on our Pictopia site, which is offering free shipping through the holidays.

Long before there was Twitter in the world—and long before we launched our ongoing Bill of Rights Twitter Contest—people were using dots and dashes instead, not emoticons to spread the good word. But all that Morse coding took wires, and all that wiring took men way up on poles to fix it . . . or at least that’s what we think this photo is of. Until we can dig up its original caption, can we borrow yours? Post your wackiest comments, and you could be next week’s winner!


Share | |


Comment from Ron
Time December 9, 2010 at 10:34 am

OSHA what???

Comment from Deb Hansen
Time December 9, 2010 at 10:40 am

“I love a parade!”

Comment from Bill Schroeder
Time December 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

‎”The way I see it is, if they’d just bury these here poles in the ground, we wouldn’t have to go a climbin’ up ‘em and we could just string them wires along ‘em, and cover ‘em up with dirt and be done with it”.

“Then again… nah, that’s j…ust crazy. Nobody in their right mind would bury them wires”

Comment from Bryan Gibb
Time December 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

Free HBO – sweet!

Comment from Heather Hollen
Time December 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

“My phone isn’t working, so I thought I’d try this. Hey! It worked on ‘Green Acres’!”

Comment from lyn trott
Time December 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

“can you hear me now?”

Comment from Mary H.
Time December 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out;
You put your right foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

Comment from Kemlyn Brazda
Time December 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Now, did the directions say the green wire to the red wire or was it the black wire?

Comment from carolyn Gray
Time December 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

Introducing the iPole…. ; – )

Comment from Martin Prochnik
Time December 10, 2010 at 12:46 am

I warned President Lincoln his wire would be cut if he didn’t pay his account in 30 days!

Comment from Rebecca
Time December 10, 2010 at 11:40 am

Bob always wondered why his cat liked to climb the phone pole. He is still wondering…

Comment from Lea
Time October 23, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Ain’t no phone pole high enough, to keep me from gettin’ to you, babe.