Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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

The PE rope climb for PS 31 was like no other in New York City.

The PE rope climb for PS 31 was like no other in New York City.

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!


Insert your caption here!

Here’s one to get you started:


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15 Responses to Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

  1. Chris Staats says:

    “I TOLD you we should have taken that job at Budweiser…”


  2. ed snider says:

    Let the NASCAR folks take a look at this !!!


  3. Bryan Gibb says:

    This is fine for kindling, but what about the REAL LOGS?


  4. Ari says:

    You should have seen the load last week


  5. Deb says:

    “If I hear ONE MORE PERSON call this a winter wonderland . . .”


  6. Rebecca says:

    Extreme Jenga


  7. Sara says:

    This is how Acrophobia should be treated…


  8. Cheryl Hinson says:

    “Power to the WHAT degree?”


  9. Chad Milliner says:

    Unfortunately, it was only after the forest was clear-cut that it was discovered that a two horsepower sled was insufficient.


  10. David says:

    Bigfoot is startled by the camera as he attempts to hijack a load of very large salamis.


  11. Susan says:

    Wood you take the reins of this team?


  12. Sarah says:

    ‘What? We got this.’


  13. Meredith says:

    “Ed, I told you we should have signed up with Santa.”


  14. Rebecca says:

    Horse on the left to the one on the right: How did you get picked for this job? Horse on the right: I drew the short stick.


  15. Sam Cagle says:

    Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear


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