Tag: Photo caption
We’ve all seen the commercials talking about sleep number beds, and we here at POH think RJ hit it on the nose. Apparently for this family, nine is their sleep number.
As to what this cozy family is actually up to, they’re sleeping through the London Blitz, which happened 70 years ago this month. The original caption reads a stark “Southeast air raid shelter.” You can see this photo—and other select photos from the Blitz—on our Facebook page.
This week’s photo was a mail-in from Mary Krakowiak, an Archives employee in College Park, MD, who found what has got to be one of the greatest photo caption photos in the entire National Archives. If you’ve stumbled across a photo ripe for out-of-context captioning, share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, good luck with the photo below. Remember, if your caption wins, we’ll give you 30% off at the National Archives eStore and put your name up in lights on the blog! Good luck!
Posted by Rob Crotty on September 16, 2010, under Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: american history, blog, contest, london blitz, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, odd history, Photo caption, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, rocket horse, weird photos, weird US history
Eve Warner takes the cake as the caption contest conquistador this week. Those of us in the Washington, DC, area who have experienced a spate of power outages over the month can certainly sympathize with the defrosting deluge that occurs when it comes time to clean the cold box.
The actual caption is much more nonplussed. “Three women in bathing suits in front of a waterfall. Newton County., 1942″. It’s a record of the District Courts of the United States, and it’s anyone’s guess why it’s in our nation’s archives (no really, anyone want to guess?).
And while we’re talking about out-of-context photos, let’s have a gander at this week’s photograph. Remember, if you give us the funniest caption, we’ll give you 30% off at the eStore, and the thanks of a grateful nation.
Here’s one to get you started:
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“Early adopters of the elevator were rarely on time to meetings above the second floor.”
Posted by Rob Crotty on August 19, 2010, under Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: american history, black and white, extreme stunts, history of stunts, human squirrel, NARA, national archives, National archives and records administration, odd history, Photo caption, Pieces of History, prologue blog, Prologue magazine, random history, spiderman, weird US history