Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

waiting for maureen

"No, no, I said the torch has been passed, not the lantern. And Bobby said people would remember my speech 50 years from now…"

We’re excited to pass the winning torch to our reader  Michael P., whose caption met the high standard of our guest judge, National Archives editrix Maureen MacDonald.  

Congratulations, Michael P! You can use your 30% discount at the Archives eStore to buy something to read by lantern light.

The actual caption on the photo in the Kennedy Library is “Garnett D. Horner, reporter for the Washington Star and the out-going president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, presents two silver lanterns to President John F. Kennedy at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, Sheraton-Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. The lanterns are replicas of the lanterns hung in the Old North Church of Boston on April 18 ,1775.” (Kennedy Library, photo by Abbie Rowe, AR6378-M)

Maureen, a Bay State native herself, gave Curtis P’s caption an honorable mention: “Now, Mr. President. I know you’re from Massachusetts, but I’m sure it’s ‘One if by land, two if by sea.’”

What’s the signal for bad weather in Massachusetts—and across the United States? Some of you are buried in snow, but these two ladies are ready for summer! Well, they’re ready for something. . . tell us what in the comments below!

Your caption here!

Your caption here!

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25 Responses to Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

  1. Meaghan says:

    Having stolen new threads from the cleaners, the trouble-making duo thought, “No one can possibly recognize us now.”


  2. Laura Boxer says:

    OMG Here come Stacey and Clinton from “What Not to Wear.”


  3. Martin Prochnik says:

    Do you think they mistook us for Thelma and Louise?


  4. Cecelia Dillon says:

    Fashion statements come in all shapes and sizes!


  5. Kerri Shawn McIntire says:

    “No, Gladys, I don’t know what “martinizing” is, but it won’t play in Peoria!”


  6. Maria says:

    “Will you look at those girls in those short skirts Myrtle? Girls these days have no shame! I am so glad we have good fashion sense!”


  7. gboesky says:

    Are you sure Senator McCarthy said we should meet here to clean those commies outta government?


  8. Susan Jones says:

    OMG! They ruined our bridesmaid dresses!


  9. Tara McLoughlin says:

    Betty and Bertha prepare for a rumble with the fashion police after brazenly defying the no-white-shoes-after-Labor-Day rule.


  10. Linda Smith says:

    No more dry cleaners for me Marge, just call me the “Princess of Polyester”.


  11. Scott Harvey says:

    Unlike Milton Bearle , we make this look good.


  12. Sylvia says:

    “I’m Santino Rice…and I’m Austin Scarlet”


  13. Lee Perez says:

    Hey! Do you think it’s time to go back to the cafeteria now?


  14. Bryan Gibb says:

    In Pulp Fiction II, the cleaner role played by Harvey Keitel in the first movie is reprised by two menacing ladies, Rhonda Elbschwatz and Estelle Demartini….


  15. Rita Lynch says:

    I thought they said this was a good place to pick up men.


  16. Jason Clingerman says:

    “Welcome Balmer, hon!”


  17. Richard says:

    Why are they staring? I told you, no white shoes after Labor Day!


  18. Marene Baker says:

    Then, to add insult to injury, he backed over me as well!


  19. Dave Miller says:

    On stateout, on the streets of Honolulu, Danno asks McGarrett, “Does this dress make me look heavy?”


  20. Brenda McElyea says:

    Uh oh, I didn’t realize they meant formal when they said the State Dinner was to be Black and White!


  21. Peggy Ann Brown says:

    Extras from Polyester — or any John Waters movie! — wait for their brief but memorable walk-ons.


  22. Elaine Schenot says:

    Agnes, aren’t those guys our dates? Why are they backing away?


  23. Rick Martinez says:

    In an extremely awkward time-traveling accident, the Nicole Ritchie and Paris Hilton of 2050 find themselves transported to 1950. “Great Scott, Marty!”


  24. Rebecca says:

    The truly fashionable are beyond fashion. – Cecil Beaton


  25. jean smidt says:

    Now where did I put the car keys?


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