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Thursday Photo Caption Contest

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

What can you say about a man, his accordion, a clock, and a bottle? We went to guest judge and social media coordinator Jeannie Chen, who once featured a infant President Ford holding a tiny accordion on the Presidential Libraries tumblr blog.

Congratulations to Mickey! Your caption won Jeannie’s heart and got that Croce tune stuck in her head. Check your email for a code for 15% off in our eStore.

The man in the photograph has been featured before on Pieces of History in this Facial Hair Friday post. William Duncan was the  founder of  Metlakahtla, a Utopian community in Alaska. The original caption reads: “William Duncan late in life, exhibiting to friends for photographing the canvas, hammock, clock, water bottle, and accordian [sic] used by him on his voyage to Victoria, B.C., in 1856-57., 1916 – 1917″ (ARC 297897)

Last week featured an accordion, and this week we are featuring another strange device. Give us your wittest caption in the comments below!

Your caption here!

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Comment from Grace White
Time July 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Are we doing a mind meld or and new type of boxing.

Comment from Peter Reilly
Time July 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Hmm your head to fists prayer ratio is just perfect for our modernized trench warfare tactics. No atheists in these foxholes!

Comment from LisaLou
Time July 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Once properly posed & meticulously aligned, the subject proceeded, as directed, to think as loudly as possible: “There’s no place like home; there’s no place like home; there’s no place like home; ….”

Comment from Phillip Bobrowski
Time July 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm

After spinning in circles around the bat, Stewart once again shows the Doctor the source of his nausea.

Phillip Bobrowski Reply:

The Doctor, of course, steps aside in preparation for what comes next.

Comment from Carlos Uribe
Time July 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm

“No, actually, I’m not really a doctor. I just wanted to see if you would do it.”

Comment from Jim Parent
Time July 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm

But Barney, I really, really don’t like your new chair!

Comment from Douglas
Time July 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Circa..1930 First test model of SIT and SPIN proved unsuccessful. The smaller version for children however became a Cult Classic.

Comment from Sara
Time July 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

The young funder laments that the doctor didn’t follow his instructions to design the first dental examination chair with more padding and less extremely frightening-looking protruding metal parts.

Comment from Karen Guenther
Time July 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

For the thousandth time, there is no prayer in school. Now you must suffer the consequences….

Comment from Hugh Ryon
Time July 8, 2011 at 8:06 am

Think, man, think. The formula or I pull the plunger!

Comment from Roxanne
Time July 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Despite detailed calculations, Gus’ formula for a new underarm deodorant was a dismal failure.

Comment from Bruce Oren
Time July 9, 2011 at 12:38 am

Failing the Army’s physical exam had serious consequences in 1898.

Comment from Pam Anderson
Time July 11, 2011 at 10:37 am

Ugh, Dad!!! How many times do I have to tell you? The CD goes in the CD player, NOT on your forehead.

Comment from Roxanne
Time July 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

During WWI, Capt. Miller’s Atomic B.O. was an effective, but controversial, enhanced interrogation method.