Are you ready to return to captioning? Can you rewrite history with a humorous twist? Well, we’re back! We’ve been scouring the digital archives looking for the finest photographs. We’re lining up guest judges. We’re setting aside the wacky, the wonderful, and the wordless images from our holdings.
And we’re looking forward to all your entries! The winner receives a 15% discount to the National Archives eStore and our undying admiration.
Here’s our first photograph for the 2012 caption season—put your best caption in the comments below!
Let’s hope that our winning captioner John is wrong, because if this was a grand military body odor experiment, this world would smell awful.
The actual caption is just as unsettling, however. These two marines are enjoying themselves after a nearby atomic blast. As the caption reads: “The atomic cloud formed by the detonation seems close enough to touch, and tension gone, Poth and Wilson do a little clowning for the camera.” Click the photo for the full scoop.
Are you interested in winning 30% off at our National Archives eStore? Then join us each week as we take a photo out of context from our holdings and ask you to provide the funniest caption for it. If you win, you’ll get 30% off at the eStore (where Prologue is sold, by the way!)
Here’s this week’s photo. Good luck!