Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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

“New Army Dirigibles give Doughboy Morale a Lift”

“New Army Dirigibles give Doughboy Morale a Lift”

These doughboys’ morale could use a lift, Bryan, because the original caption reads “three 5,000 cubic feet Nurse Balloons in Hangar. Fort Sill, Oklahoma, May 1, 1918.” So far as we can tell there are two balloons, not three in this photo, meaning these soldiers are one dirigible short and probably have some explaining to do. Your winning caption has won you 30% off at the National Archives eStore and the undying gratitude of the POH staff.

This week we got into the ghoulish spirit of the season and found a photo that could use a bit of sprucing up, at least so far as the caption goes. You know the rules! Give us your funniest caption, and the one that makes us laugh the most wins!

*** UPDATE *** Our guest judge this week is the National Archives Chief of Staff Deb Wall. Win her over with laughter and you’ll win 30% off at the eStore. Good luck!

To get you started:  Sad-o-Lantern

Insert your caption!

Insert your caption!

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12 Responses to Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

  1. Rebecca says:

    Cinderella, age 67, spends her days recalling that one glorious night when her dress became a gown and her pumpkin actually turned into a coach.


  2. Jery Simmons says:

    Mabel just can’t figure out why her corn is so big, and so round, and so orange!


  3. Janet S. Olafsen says:

    Where in the world did this come from?


  4. Traci says:

    Patiently waiting to turn into fairy godmother so the pumpkin can get me to town…


  5. Joanne S. says:

    If only I’d brought the hat sooner…


  6. Linda C. says:

    How on earth am I ever going to get all those pies baked?


  7. Taylor says:

    I could have sworn I planted watermelon…


  8. Jenny says:

    I cant believe I still have more than a mile to go to get this thing home, before all the trick or treaters get there!


  9. Janis Comstock-Jones says:

    Mrs. Peter Pumpkin-Eater nodded to herself as she murmured grimly, “Two can play this game.”


  10. Elaine Schenot says:

    “I rolled this up the hill yesterday. What’s it doing back down here again?”


  11. Jennifer M Day says:

    Like Linus and Sally, Grannie stayed up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin and got robbed out of her trick or treats.


  12. Naomi Stellpflug says:

    Who put my prize pumpkin in the corn patch?


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