Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty.

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Dave would do anything to earn frequent flier miles

As we all gear up for the single busiest flying day of the year, let’s remember that flying coach back in 1918 was a slightly less predictable affair, particularly if you were “Lieutenant Kirk Booth of the U.S. Signal Corps being lifted skyward by the giant Perkins man-carrying kite at Camp Devens, Ayer, Massachusetts. International Film Service.”

Many thanks to Elaine Schenot for reminding us just how desperate “Dave” and the rest of us can get when bonus miles are on the line. Elaine, you’ve won 30% off at the National Archives eStore, and our caption contest. Congrats!

To the rest of you, fear not, you’ve got another opportunity this week to take home the (discounted) bacon: we present you with an out-of-context image from our holdings, and you give us your funniest caption. The winner takes home 30% off at our eStore and is immortalized in the annals of our POH blog.

Insert your caption

Insert your caption

Here’s one for starters:

“Mr. President, this just came in from Turkey.”

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24 Responses to Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

  1. Joyce Clifford says:

    President Truman, known for talking turkey, meets his new advisor.

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  2. Melinda Mobley says:

    Bess has a neck just like yours.

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  3. Spence Williams says:

    I know this guy. This is Gov. Dewey. He won the 1948 election. Who’s laughing now Tommy-Boy. No pardon.

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  4. Melinda Mobley says:

    The guy holding the turkey: I wonder what’ll happen if I pill this string.

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  5. Melinda Mobley says:

    The guy holding the turkey: I wonder what’ll happen if I pull this string.

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  6. Carl Keith Greene says:

    We have bigger ones than this in Missouri.

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  7. Andrew Hunt says:

    “Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble…” Translation: “Boy, oh boy, I could use a Fair Deal of my own about right now!”

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  8. Melinda Mobley says:

    Lady holding turkey leg: What big eyes you have.

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  9. Melinda Mobley says:

    Guy holding turkey: OOO… A Tom ICK bomb. Yuck.

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  10. Jocelyn Petyak says:

    The governer’s advisors reassured him that this was the best way to reach out to the agricultural constituent: “It’s just like kissing a baby!” The governor, however, wasn’t so sure.

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  11. Leslie James says:

    Man holding turkey: Seriously, my political career has come down to holding a turkey for the President?! Really!?

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  12. bobby engel says:

    The president visits the first lady, who was hospitalized after her encounter with Lord Voldemort.

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  13. Linda Myers says:

    Pres. Truman blessing the Thanksgiving turkey, that very shortly will need more than a nurse.

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  14. Bill Skocic says:

    “Isn’t he cute, let’s call him Dewey”

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  15. Melinda Mobley says:

    Okay boys, let’s talk turkey.

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  16. Gary Lutz says:

    “The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and, sir, as my illustrious predecessor would have so eloquently told you, ‘The only thing you have to fear is fear itself’…”

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  17. Mike Czaplicki says:

    November 1948. President Truman pardons Colonel McCormick for his recent headline faux pas.

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  18. Kemlyn Brazda says:

    Guy holding turkey: I worked every weekend for 30 years, and my career highlight is holding a turkey’s butt.

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  19. Elizabeth Laney says:

    President congratulations woman on miraculous birth of thirty pound turkey. Nation wonders what the government hasn’t been telling them about science funding.

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  20. Adrian Z. says:

    “Mr. President, I’d like you to meet Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin”

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  21. Jennifer M Day says:

    Said the turkey to the gentleman holding him, “I beg your pardon!”

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  22. Lynn Ansfield says:

    The cluck stops here.

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  23. Billy Howe says:

    Tom Says: ” Eat More Chicken!”

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  24. Jake says:

    Truman: “I said the BUCK stops here, not a friggin’ turkey!”

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