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Thursday Photo Caption Contest: March 22

" “Smilin’ Sam” (far right) poses with his new, enthusiastic customer satisfaction team."

One man in last week’s picture wasn’t happy, but all your comments made us smile!

Our guest judge is Jackie Budell, an archives specialist who supervises groups of devoted volunteers who are currently processing the Civil War Widows files, an enormous project with thousands of documents that need to be carefully handled–you never know what may be inside the envelopes! The volunteers have found all kinds of documents and objects, including a mole and a tintype.

Congratulations to Roxanne! Jackie approached her judging duties with the care she uses to open an envelope sealed for decades, and chose your caption as the winner. Check your email for a code for 15% off in the eStore.

So what’s really happening here? These are National Archives employees from around 1960, and the original captions reads “War Records Division Gondos, Irvine, Huber, Krauskopf.” It looks like we’ll never know what happened to make Mr. Irvine so very sad….

Today’s photograph features two ladies in honor of Women’s History Month! Put your wittiest caption in the comments below!

Your caption here! 

Posted by on March 22, 2012, under Photo Caption Contest, Uncategorized.
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Comment from Phillip A. Bobrowski
Time March 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

“Steppin’ out with my baby,
In jumpsuits, not leotards.
Steppin’ out with my baby,
And the whole nine yards.”

Comment from Jim Haas
Time March 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Yeah, Let them stay home and change the dippers

Jim Haas Reply:

Make that Diapers

Comment from Nancy Perkins
Time March 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Who needs rivets when you have big bullets?!

Comment from Michelle
Time March 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Spring Fashion Week featured a variety of on trend canvas jumpsuits, accessorized with over the shoulder ammo in this seasons must have metals.

Comment from Karen moore
Time March 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

We’ll be back.

Comment from Christopher Akiki
Time March 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Militant feminists, March-ing.

Comment from Elaine Schenot
Time March 22, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Sisters Louise and Esther Sharpie pioneered the practice of organizing colored pens on ammo belts.

Comment from Martin
Time March 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

…and who was the guy who stood You up?

Comment from Andrea
Time March 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm

They’re all the rage in Paris…

Comment from Traci
Time March 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

We’re in the army now!

Comment from Amy
Time March 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Mavis and Gladys were intent on taking hosting duties of Project Runway back from the Germans.

Comment from Mariecris
Time March 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Precursor to mace, pepper spray, and tazers.

Comment from Jeff
Time March 22, 2012 at 5:23 pm

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet

Comment from lara
Time March 22, 2012 at 5:30 pm

“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight. Sclemeel, schlemazel, hassenfeffer incorporated. We’re gonna do it!”

Comment from Gideon Bransford
Time March 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Who told you this was the yellow brick road?

Comment from Karen Trout
Time March 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Heigh – ho, heigh – ho, it’s off to work we go.

Comment from MetaB
Time March 23, 2012 at 1:38 am

Oh, the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof.
And your shoes get so hot, you wish your tired feet were fireproof.
Patrol the boardwalk, down by the sea,
on a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be.

Comment from alisa
Time March 23, 2012 at 3:14 am

The bullet serapes and Dutch-inspired bonnets are all the rage at Camp Pendleton.

Comment from Carol
Time March 23, 2012 at 3:36 am

Mary and Sue corner the black market for mascara and lipstick.

Comment from Mike
Time March 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Karen Summers and Beatrice Lange accessorize their WAC uniforms. It wasn’t until recently that Beatrice was recognized as the origin of the term “bling.”

Comment from Gary Lutz
Time March 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Hilda and Ivy smiled mischeviously as they sneaked off of the firing range, “We know those boys can’t play with their toys without these.”