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Thursday Photo Caption Contest

Martha and Claire quickly realized they should have gone with the horse costume instead.

Who knew that legs emerging from a plane would inspired so many captions about lost earrings, carnivorous aircraft, and close quarter combat? We went straight to the top for this one, and asked Debra Steidel Wall, our newly named Deputy Archivist, to be our guest judge.

Congratulations to Towner B! Check your email for a code to use for a 15% discount to our eStore!

So what’s really happening here? The original caption reads: “Workmen at the Vega aircraft plant, Burbank, California. Two women employees working through the bombardier’s hatch., 08/1943″ (ARC 520739)

Did you know that June is National Accordion Awareness Month? (Seriously.) We’ve found the perfect image to celebrate! Put your funniest caption in the comments below.

Your Caption Here!

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Comment from Allan Bealy
Time June 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

His booking agent would hear about this!

Comment from Thomas MacEntee
Time June 30, 2011 at 2:56 pm

A perfect gentleman is someone who knows how to play the accordion. And doesn’t.

Comment from Jessica Wangner
Time June 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Mom told me I had to practice until I am called for dinner.

Comment from John Whittemore
Time June 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Modern day accordian virtuoso and parodist Weird Al Yankovic was inspired by his grandfather, who worked some of the earliest comedy clubs in the country.

Comment from Alexis
Time June 30, 2011 at 3:08 pm

How much longer do I have play this darn thing?!

Comment from Douglas
Time June 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Happy Hour at Harold’s just wasn’t the same after the Tornado.

Comment from Renee Bush
Time June 30, 2011 at 3:45 pm

“And now the purple dusk of twilight time
Steals across the meadow of my heart
High up in the sky the little stars climb
Always reminding me that we’re apart”

Comment from Bonnie
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Don’t tell me I got the time for the parade wrong again!!

Comment from Sara
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:06 pm

When Jasper’s wife said “It’s the accordion or me,” she wasn’t kidding around.

Comment from Amy
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm

When the wind was blowing in the right direction, Buck’s accordion could be heard for miles.

Comment from Brian Lehman
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I am NOT getting the results from this yard sale I had hoped for.

Comment from Marsden
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm

If you buy my stuff, I’ll destroy the concertina. Promise.

Comment from Lil
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Play it again, Sam.

Comment from Brian Lehman
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:41 pm

A guy walks into a bar with a bottle, a clock, and a squeeze box…

Comment from Brian Lehman
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:49 pm

The show is supposed to start at 7:30. I wonder when the crowds begin showing up around this place.

Comment from Dawn Carlile
Time June 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm

The yard sale was almost complete, just 3 more items to sell and Samuel would head west to entertain folks on the revival circuit.

Comment from Hugh Ryon
Time June 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Yes this our nature honeymoon suite which we rent by the hour. Father Petrov will marry you then play Oh How We Danced On The Night We Were Wed.

Comment from Phillip Bobrowski
Time June 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

The arrival of the 7:31 train out of Moosehead was always a call for drinks and music!

Comment from Sean
Time June 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Are you sure “Antiques Roadshow” doesn’t have a talent portion?

Comment from Judy Wright
Time June 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Maybe I should have put up more signs for my yard sale.

Comment from Roxanne
Time July 1, 2011 at 1:52 am

A closet Led Zeppelin fan, Uncle Guido practices his chords for “Stairway to Heaven.”

Comment from Amelia
Time July 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm

CBS knew they had a problem with this location when even Phil couldn’t find the check in point.

Comment from Mickey Ebert
Time July 5, 2011 at 10:40 am

Yosef Croce used visual aids when he played his mournful rendition of “Time In a Bottle.”