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Thursday Photo Caption Contest

"Kicking off a new school year, the West Bridge Conga Line Team was optimistic, but Betty’s non-regulation black shoes foreshadowed disaster."

Did you miss us? We were on a brief hiatus, but we’re back with more bizarre and baffling photographs from our holdings, ready for your cleverest captions!

So who won the winning caption for our last photo? We turned to the newest member of our team, writer Victoria Yue (you may remember her post about waffles). After careful consideration, she went with Erica‘s conga line reference. Congratulations, Erica! Check your e-mail for a code for 15% off at our eStore.

Who says that Federal employees can’t have any fun? These ladies are the 1936  Bureau of Reclamation’s all-female basketball team. From the National Archives at Denver, source: 8NN-115-85-006 Photo Albums, 1903–1972, Columbia Basin box 156, image 988. (This image originally appeared on their Facebook page.)

This week’s photo has some careful consideration as well. What is man’s best friend thinking? Give us your wittiest caption in the comments below!

Your caption here!

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Comment from Donna Fisher
Time September 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Are you the one they call Brownie?

Comment from Robert F-H
Time September 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

His master’s aperture.

Comment from Jan
Time September 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

How much is that doggie in the window?????????????????

Comment from KarenN
Time September 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I’m ready for my close close close-up Mr. Demille.

Comment from Alexis Hill
Time September 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

“How close-up will my doggie photo be?”

Comment from John W
Time September 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm

We can’t kill what we can’t see! So if you don’t sit still we won’t be able to get those fleas off you, pup.

Comment from alisa
Time September 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

“The RCA Dog Has Gotta A New Gig!”

Comment from Thomas
Time September 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

“What th… Hey Nipper, we’re not in Kansas anymore!”

Comment from Amy
Time September 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Experiments into measuring the cuteness of Stan the Shiba Inu were scrapped after each camera used, even the Mega-Camera 9000X, broke under the strain of recording his cuteness.

Comment from Marvin Barrash
Time September 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Say “Woof!”

Comment from gloyra
Time September 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Did someone say fe fi fo fum I smell cheese! Now where’s the cheese? Honey u shrunk the cheese.)

Comment from Towner
Time September 15, 2011 at 7:11 pm

The advertising firm’s pitch was declined by Kodak, but they later picked up the RCA account.

Comment from babunaki
Time September 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm

What is wrong with this hydrant?!

Comment from Mike
Time September 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm

If only I had thumbs!

Comment from John G
Time September 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Brownie was all set to finally show up his brother Nipper until he decided to clean the lens with his own special “cleaning solution.”

Comment from Michele
Time September 16, 2011 at 12:30 am

I don’t know… by the look of all those paws in there, I’d have to say its a trap!

Comment from Towner
Time September 16, 2011 at 10:22 am

In retrospect, Khrushchev’s expectation that Laika photograph Earth from space was unrealistic.

Comment from Peter
Time September 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Forced to resign his plum post at the Kennel Club, Rex instantly regretted posting his collarless photos to the wrong Twitter account.

Comment from Hugh Ryon
Time September 18, 2011 at 10:33 am

Brother has Masters ear and T’ve got his eye,

Comment from Pam A.
Time September 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

“Oh geez. I told them I wanted to be shot out of a large cannon…not shot with a large Canon.”