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Thursday’s Caption Contest

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The truly fashionable are beyond fashion—Cecil Beaton.

We chortled our way through your captions last week! Finally, unable to decide between references to white shoes, Project Runway, or Baltimore, we turned to our guest, Susan Cooper, Director of Communications  at the National Archives.

Congratulations to Rebecca! Susan thought that her quote by Cecil Beaton best communicated the spirit of this picture. Indeed, Sir Cecil—English photographer, diarist, interior designer, and Academy Award–winning costume designer—would have surely found these ladies inspiring.

So what are they looking at? This image is from the DOCUMERICA series, and “Elderly ladies watch as grape/lettuce boycotters march, 08/1973.” Must have been a shocking march indeed.

And nothing is more shocking than . . . nuns!  Put your caption in the comments below!

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Comment from Emily Mecca
Time February 10, 2011 at 11:46 am

Okay, girls, vote for who you want to leave OUT of the fallout shelter.

Comment from Tommy R.
Time February 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

“Now ladies, this handy device, a byproduct of the Manhattan Project, gauges the level of sin in any person at whom you wave the peccatemeter wand.”

Comment from Bob
Time February 10, 2011 at 11:56 am

So now everyone understands, when the needle goes above 60 we start paying the rosary; but if it get above 98, we are Toast!!!

Comment from Gary Starin
Time February 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm

The school will soon be enrolling boys so before you ladies are various types of over active hormone detectors.

Comment from Shepherd Johnson
Time February 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm

“…and remember your Civil Defense geiger counters may be used to detect both radiation and sinful acts.”

Comment from Janis Comstock-Jones
Time February 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm

OK, ladies, our Civil Defense lesson for today is, “You, your Geiger counter, and baking a pineapple upside-down cake.”

Comment from Carrie Tallichet
Time February 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm

How do you solve a problem like…Maria? Maria, are you listening to me?

Comment from Kevin Fitzpatrick
Time February 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Yes, the items in your Civil Defense Kit can be combined to make a wonderful souffle!

Comment from Rosemary Paul
Time February 10, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Hurry girls before Monsignor notices the windows are open!

Comment from Dave Miller
Time February 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Sister Mary Alice explains to her students, that uranium is an excellent power source for their Easy Bake Ovens.

Comment from Marene Baker
Time February 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm

The students of Mount Saint Holiness are shocked to learn if their new and improved chastity belts are removed God will “go nuclear” on them.

Comment from Ginnyvette
Time February 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm

“Now girls, this Geiger counter only works if you have not exposed yourselves to anything that could disrupt the signal.”

Comment from Ken Damrau
Time February 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Who burned out the Impure Thought Detector? Some of the local boys are making inquiries.

Comment from Ken Damrau
Time February 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Ladies, for the last time, the Impure Thought Detector is supposed to be used DEFENSIVELY.