It was impossible to decide if “Treeus” was funnier than references to Santa or poor drivers, so we asked for assistance from our guest judge Laura Brandt, who manages the Foundation for the National Archives Facebook page. After much agony, she decided that David T’s caption held the most humor and historical value.
This two may not have been in Teddy’s Rough Riders, but they clearly had a rough ride in the Civilian Conservation Corps. The caption reads: “Supervisor Burgess and Ranger Cooke Trying Out the CCC Constructed Hobby Horse, Douglas Fir Forest Camp, Mt. Baker National Forest, 1936″ (ARC Identifier 299069, National Archives at Seattle).
This week’s photo has some actual horses—leave your caption in the comments below!… [ Read all ]
Rebecca, it may be time to quit your day job. You have wowed another one of our guest judges, Kathleen Williams, Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The actual caption for this fund-raising fanatic? “The ‘Human Squirrel’ who did many daring ‘stunts’ in climbing for benefit of War Relief Funds in New York City. He is shown here at a dizzy height in Times Square.” The photo was taken circa 1918, back when superheroes sported suits, not spandex.
Have you got what it takes to craft a caption that catches our eye, and tickles our funny bone? If you do, you could win 30% off at the Archives eStore.
Have a gander at this week’s photo and give us your best!
Here’s one to get you started:
Posted by Rob Crotty on August 26, 2010, under Photo Caption Contest.
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