Apparently the sight of a scantily clad man engrossed in his knitting fired up the imaginations of our readers! We made a cup of tea and settled down to knit one, purl two our way through your many caption submissions. Leg warmers! Greek mythology! Puns! Poor fashion sense!
We became so tangled that we turned to guest judge Lynn Bassanese, the Acting Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, to decide which captions to cast off.
Congratulations to James! (Check your email for a code for 15% off in your eStore.) Lynn chose your caption as the winner. “Eleanor Roosevelt was a knitter and we have many of her knitting needles and projects in our museum collection,” said Lynn. “She would applaud this young man’s efforts!”
This photograph comes from the holdings of the FDR Library, but its World War II context is not quite so sunny as the stoop in the picture. The original caption reads: “Believed to be Italian nationals in a U. S. Detention camp.”
Today’s photo also features men, but they seem to be engaged in a more traditionally masculine activity! Give us your wittiest caption in the comments below!
Posted by Hilary on March 1, 2012, under - Presidents, - World War II, Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: captions, Elanor Roosevelt, FDR, knitting, Lynn Bassanese, Roosevelt Library, U. S. Detention camp