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Thursday Photo Caption Contest

“And, see here. This is why we call them 'CDs.' It’s short for 'curvy discs'.”

Congratulations to Jenny, who has won 15% off in our eStore! Out of 25 entries, your caption sounded right to guest judge and Supervisory Motion Picture Preservation Specialist Christina Kovac and her fellow staff in the Audio/Video Preservation Lab.

If you listen carefully to this photograph, you may still hear National Archives employees J. W. Roberts, Mrs. E. B. Haas, and Miss J. Cobb as they discuss the Memovox discs (ARC 3493216, 1949).

This week’s mystery photograph moves us forward in time but also features mysterious, oversized objects. Give us your best caption in the comments below!

Your caption here!

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Comment from SusieR
Time May 19, 2011 at 9:44 am

“Worm Sign!”

Comment from Bryan Gibb
Time May 19, 2011 at 10:01 am

After the giant Mutant Hampsters took over the world and enslaved humankind, they built an elaborate Habit-Trail System throughout the great cities of America…

Comment from Ivan
Time May 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

Follow me! This way to the cheese!

Comment from Tom O’Connor
Time May 19, 2011 at 10:24 am

Who is this guy Christof?

Comment from Mickey
Time May 19, 2011 at 10:37 am

When trees were found to be potentially hazardous to pedestrians, the Safety-First Company took appropriate action.

Comment from Hugh Ryon
Time May 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Run…Run, it’s Mc Donald’s frozen strawberry and lemonade coming together

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time May 19, 2011 at 1:39 pm

“Now, Zeus, it’s time to stop torturing your little pet humans in your maze and go to bed.”

Comment from Penni Martorell
Time May 19, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Sidewalk airbags because safety is our number one priority.

Comment from Penni Martorell
Time May 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Sidewalk airbags…because safety is our #1 priority

Comment from Kassie Bevan
Time May 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm

The Union and Pacific human-trails will soon be joined together by the placement of a golden wheel.The two human-trails are due to meet early this week. The president will be the first to give the Golden Wheel a spin!

Comment from jbjacoby
Time May 19, 2011 at 11:19 pm

NY citizens and visiting tourists appear to more greatly enjoy walking amongst the summertime test of the Sesame Street giant alphabet balloons, than they will later enjoy running from them on Thanksgiving Day.