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Thursday Caption Contest

A radiological technician at the United States Air Force (USAF) School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, demonstrating the master slave remote handling device used to handle radioactive substances used in the Bionucleonics Laboratory. (Kennedy Library)

Edward Scissorhands' mother is revealed!

Because this contest’s photograph came from John F. Kennedy Library, we asked their curator, Stacey Bredhoff, to be our guest judge. So Joyce, say “thank you” to Stacey for picking your caption as the winner. We can’t arrange a meeting with Johnny Depp, but we can send you a 15% discount to the National Archives eStore.

The original caption for this photo with the sci-fi feel is “A radiological technician at the United States Air Force (USAF) School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, demonstrating the master slave remote handling device used to handle radioactive substances used in the Bionucleonics Laboratory.”

Our photo caption candidate this week is of a decidedly less high-tech occurrence (but much sunnier). What is going on here? Put your best caption in the comments section below, and you can win bragging rights for the week as well as a 15% discount to use on anything you choose in the National Archives eStore.

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Comments

Comment from Ruth St.Marie
Time March 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

“Please, sir, I want some more.’

Comment from Deanna Martin
Time March 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

The “White-Paint Only” section was immediately reported by one brave boy who explained that he couldn’t paint a rainbow without the other colors.

Comment from J
Time March 10, 2011 at 11:31 am

Hurray! They say we can all go swimming once the pool is filled!

Comment from Dana Crawley
Time March 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm

“I should have brought a bigger jar!!”

Comment from Marene
Time March 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Forced to stand by the wall, a young Rodger Waters hears his school teacher Mrs. Smythe utter the now famous words. .. “If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?!”

Comment from Kate H.
Time March 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

“Depression-era children watch very carefully so as not to get swindled out of their daily milk ration”

Comment from Dave Miller
Time March 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Having learned lessons on motivation from the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Department of Education experimented with dispensing rum rations to bolster test scores.

Comment from Elaine Schenot
Time March 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Every child who brought bacon grease from home for the school kitchen got extra tater tots at lunch.

Comment from Richard
Time March 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm

It’s okay children, we’ll have those restrooms fixed real soon.

Comment from Debbie
Time March 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm

You wash the front wheel, OK?

Comment from Paul Hamilton
Time March 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

In retrospect, Miss Fleenor’s class production of Oliver! lacked a certain je ne sais quoi.

Comment from John Whittemore
Time March 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm

WACs often performed important jobs on the domestic front in WW II, such as this lard inspector during one of the many Victory Lard drives held at the nation’s elementary schools.

Comment from Matt
Time March 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm

“Fat in the Can” before it became a euphemism for being over weight.

Comment from Denise Lincoln
Time March 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm

“Here, my sweeties – koolaide for everybody!”

Comment from Rick Martinez
Time March 10, 2011 at 2:42 pm

The school’s new “Bucket-o-soup-served-from-an-industrial-waste-drum” program was a resounding success.

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time March 10, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Children pour, pour, straight and steady;
Gruel is bubbling, almost ready.

Comment from Charlene Nix
Time March 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

98 more of these and I’ll earn my I Pad!

Comment from Peggy Naud
Time March 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I’ll do anything to get Krispy Kreme donuts!!

Comment from glenn gardner
Time March 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Really…..Beans again! Shouldn”t these be gas cans?

Comment from Laurie S
Time March 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm

“Once we get this filled all the way, we’ll have enough to run the bus so we can take our field trip to the zoo, students.”

Comment from Lynn Ansfield
Time March 10, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Children at PS 41 get in the spirit of spring by mixing up a batch of wapatui.

Comment from Jennifer M Day
Time March 12, 2011 at 1:52 am

Drastic school budget cuts force students to paint their classrooms during summer vacation.