Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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

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.

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.

The actual caption to this quaint collection of cowboy card sharks is quite the mouthful itself:

“Orient Saloon at Bisbee, Arizona… Faro game in full blast. Recognized: Left to right-Tony Downs (standing with derby) part owner; Doyle, a concert hall singer at corner of table, sitting, with derby; back of him standing is Dutch Kid; Sleepy Dick, the porter, to right with light felt; Charlie Bassett, with soft felt hat in rear next to wall; dealer is Johnny Murphy, and Smiley Lewis in silk hat.” By C. 5. Fly, ca. 1900

And while we here at POH appreciate any reference to a now obscure card game, nicknames like the “Dutch Kid” and “Smiley Lewis,” we were also smitten with Different Sarah’s Pinochle/Jimmy Dean reference. Why? Because after reading it we could never look at the photo again without seeing slices of sausage being gambled back and forth.

Think you’ve got what it takes to wrest the caption contest crown from Different Sarah? If so, you could win 30% off at the eStore.

If you’re a fan of our Facebook page, you may recognize the next photo. The truth is we saw it while posting there and realized that it was a photo just begging for some caption creativity.

 

Insert your caption!

Insert your caption!

Here’s one to get you started: “Goodnight John Boy”

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9 Responses to Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

  1. Joanie Gearin says:

    There were nine in the bed and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over.”

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  2. Lynn says:

    Caption: There were 9 in the bed and the little one said, “roll over, roll over” . . .

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  3. Martin Prochnik says:

    I’m dreading Daddy’s next visit!

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  4. Jery Simmons says:

    Hey! Make room for daddy!

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  5. Rebecca says:

    Hey, quick hogging the blanket!

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  6. David says:

    Nap time at the “Our Gang” soundstage always included Miss Crabtree.

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  7. Robert Ellis says:

    I vote for “I’m dreading Daddy’s next visit!”

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  8. RJ says:

    What’s YOUR sleep number?

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  9. Annika4 says:

    This is how you can share one blanket with nine people..

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