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Thursday Caption Contest

In another instance of domestic entrepreneurship, Myrtle Swendersen has converted the family farm shed into a local lending library.

In another instance of domestic entrepreneurship, Myrtle Swendersen has converted the family farm shed into a local lending library.

Congratulations to LisaLou! Your caption tugged the entrepreneurial heartstrings of guest judge Suzanne Isaacs, who makes sure all the great images we use are available to the public in ARC.

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This photo was suggested to us by Laura of the Foundation for the National Archives. She thought it had a very Tennessee Williams feel to it.

But it’s not a set—as our winner suspected, it’s a mobile library with a slightly poignant story: “Charlestown, Indiana. Education, Library Services. The Public Library in Charlestown, Indiana was constructed out of work shanties by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers in the early days of the Charlestown boom and is staffed by Works Progress Administration librarians. It has between three thousand and four thousand books and there is a demand for more technical texts on chemistry, steam fitting, mechanical drawing, mathematics and carpentry. The library is well partonized by the newcomers and townsfolk alike; the demand for fiction is less than was expected. Indiana University has announced extension courses for Charlestown this Fall in business, education, American and Latin-American history, English, elementary Spanish, mathematics, and psychology.” (ARC Identifier 518271)

There are no books in this week’s image, but there is definitely a story behind the pair in this photo! Tell us what it is in the caption below…

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Comments

Comment from Teresa Martin Klaiber
Time April 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

“I’m just saying, I think I saw a shark, but it could have been something else.”

Comment from James garvin
Time April 28, 2011 at 9:06 am

Off to another hard day of training my human….I hope he get the mackrel toss right by afternoon….

Comment from Burble
Time April 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

Sure, he missed Bella, but Edward thought this relationship was much more healthy.

Comment from John Whittemore
Time April 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

“Sorry pal, but only one of you gets to be THE Easter Seal.”

Comment from PeterK
Time April 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

Seaman Pinniped begins his first week of BUDS training

Comment from STEVEN REED
Time April 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

” SO YOU SAY YOU WANT TO TRAIN TO BE A NAVY SEAL . . . “

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time April 28, 2011 at 10:21 am

“Don’t feel so bad, pal. Take it from me: there’s always more fish in the sea.”

Comment from Andrew Jorgenson
Time April 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

This draft is getting out of hand.

Comment from Gayle May
Time April 28, 2011 at 11:23 am

Work! Work! Work! And all I ever get paid is fish! Who can support a family on fish?

Comment from Susan Gilmore
Time April 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

“I’m just saying, when I heard Navy Seal this isn’t what I thought of!”

Comment from Jeremy
Time April 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Petty Officer Johnson leads Joanie, the most recent recruit to the Navy’s top secret program: Operation Coastal Seal, an effort to secure US ports against Soviet infiltration.

Comment from Amy
Time April 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Before the development of sonar, searching for German U-Boats was decidedly low-tech.

Comment from Traci
Time April 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I think they finally got the hang of off leash healing. Training these Navy SEALS is rough!

Comment from Ted Nugent
Time April 29, 2011 at 3:51 am

Stupid Dog! I said “Heel”

Comment from Franck Cordes
Time April 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Fred got tired of that heel nipping dog and traded it in for a seal.

Comment from Jackie K
Time May 2, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Six feet on the Boardwalk