Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty.
We here at Prologue’s Pieces of History understand that history can be a very solemn study. Understanding past conflicts and pouring over the details of a battle, while exhilarating, can also be a trying, somber process.
But for all the wars and historic events that are cataloged in the National Archives, one thing is true: they often result in really funny photos, especially when pulled out of context.
And that’s why we want all you hard-working researchers and history aficionados to take a quick break and exercise your funny bone. We’ve compiled a growing number of awkward, strange, silly, and downright weird still images from our collection, and we’d like you to come up with funny captions for them.
Post your captions in the comment box below, and then our expert panel of judges (with occasional special guest judges) will announce who won the contest when we post a new photo next Thursday. Every winner will get 30% off a one-time purchase from the National Archives e-Store, too.
UPDATE: Our first guest judge is the Archivist, David S. Ferriero!
Here’s a caption to get you started:
“Oompah, loompah, doompa dee do…”