Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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

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

Chris Staats managed to not only tap the Rockies with his caption, but tap our funny bone, too. Those poor horses would be glad to take a Clydesdale waltz through those untapped glaciers and barley fields, but instead they’re stuck hauling half a forest for Sasquatch.

The actual caption doesn’t provide much insight, I’m afraid. It reads “Photograph of Logs Heading to Market, 1887” and comes from the Department of Agriculture. That sizable timber isn’t from any great forest out west though; it’s good ol’ Michigan timber from the Huron-Manistee National Forest, which was largely deforested according to its official website. Now the trees have returned to the million-acre forest, the only national forest in Lower Michigan.

Onto this week’s photo! Give us your all and get a 30% discount from the National Archives eStore if you win! Good luck!

Insert your caption
Insert your caption

For starters: “I’ll reattack with a spell from my level 3+ wizard of Ogdon!”

8 thoughts on “Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

  1. Every Saturday, despite the snickers of his friends and relations, Jimmy Dean headed off for a good old fashioned game of Sausage Pinochle with the boys. Little did he know that this humble pork-based game would be the foundation of an empire.

  2. “No, wait, I just remembered! To make it a king, you’re only supposed to put ONE checker on top of another when it reaches the end of the board…”

  3. The Cribbage Board Design Committee members review the latest entries in the “Let’s Make Cribbage Fun!!” contest.

  4. “Eugene, I’ll trade you the Brooklyn Bridge for those territories north of Utah clear to the coast; I hear there’s plenty of standing timber. I’ll even throw in my holdings in the South Fork Dam. Great game, eh, gentlemen?”

    (Notes: Eugene …= Eugene Semple, Appointed Gov. of Washington Territory in 1887 and had been in the lumber business prior to his term; Brooklyn Bridge built in 1883; South Fork Dam was the dam that failed and caused the Johnstown Flood in PA. Game reference: Monopoly, created in 1903.)

  5. The Philadelphia Men’s Hat Club holds its weekly game night on Friday from 7 to midnight. Gentlemen arriving without a hat will be refused admittance.

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