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Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

"Joining Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders involved a more rigorous training process than these two expected."

"Joining Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders involved a more rigorous training process than these two expected."

It was impossible to decide if “Treeus” was funnier than references to Santa or poor drivers, so we asked for assistance from our guest judge Laura Brandt, who manages the Foundation for the National Archives Facebook page. After much agony, she decided that David T’s caption held the most humor and historical value.

This two may not have been in Teddy’s Rough Riders, but they clearly had a rough ride in the Civilian Conservation Corps. The caption reads: “Supervisor Burgess and Ranger Cooke Trying Out the CCC Constructed Hobby Horse, Douglas Fir Forest Camp, Mt. Baker National Forest, 1936″ (ARC Identifier 299069, National Archives at Seattle).

This week’s photo has some actual horses—leave your caption in the comments below!

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Comments

Comment from Debbie Lawrence Hughes
Time February 24, 2011 at 10:04 am

From one horse to another, it doesn’t look like we are plowing a field in the country anymore!!!

Comment from Marc
Time February 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

When I voted to approve appropriations for the country’s highways, I didn’t think I’d have to build them!

Comment from Kevin Lynch
Time February 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

Weeelllll WWWiiilllbur this is another fine mess you’ve got me into …

Comment from Les Newcomer
Time February 24, 2011 at 10:23 am

After an accident with the Budweiser wagon, Bud and Lou were forced to take “remedial driver training”.

Comment from Martin Prochnik
Time February 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

Multitasking in urban landscaping…fertilizing and keeping the vegetation down at the same time.

Comment from Richard Cooper
Time February 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

Democrats and Republicans Finally Working Together In Washington DC To Get Something Done!

Comment from Dianna K
Time February 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

Such early errors in the Myer system caused a lot of tongue wagging. The infamous ‘blow up the square’ message that became ‘plow up the square’ will go down in history as one of the military’s greatest blunders.

Comment from Ron Filion
Time February 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

The government budget cuts were devastating. Ex-officials resort to gentlemanly farming to cover the losses of their paychecks.

Comment from Matt Fetters
Time February 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

The history of the renowned Senate Bean Soup – from plow to plate.

Comment from David Hodges
Time February 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I’m telling ya those new fangled rideing lawnmowers will never catch on

Comment from Traci
Time February 24, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Yeehaw! Making room for another of those new fangled VEG E TABLE Gardens promoted by the FirstLady down here in the city!!!

Comment from Lynette Hughes
Time February 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Stop complaining. We’ll have a direct line to the President.

Comment from Kelly
Time February 24, 2011 at 6:16 pm

When I said I wanted to help build a better government I didn’t mean it literally.

Comment from Suzanne
Time February 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Just whose idea was this “Victory Garden?”

Comment from Gwyneth Duncan
Time February 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Early Signal Corps experiments in plowing messages for airmen are considered to be the precursors of crop circles.

Comment from Brenda McElyea
Time February 25, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Two Senate aides took it literally when asked to “dig up the dirt” on their adversary!

Comment from Fredric Alan Maxwell
Time February 26, 2011 at 12:04 am

We should have learned how to ride these things.