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!
25 thoughts on “Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest”
Having stolen new threads from the cleaners, the trouble-making duo thought, “No one can possibly recognize us now.”
OMG Here come Stacey and Clinton from “What Not to Wear.”
Do you think they mistook us for Thelma and Louise?
Fashion statements come in all shapes and sizes!
“No, Gladys, I don’t know what “martinizing” is, but it won’t play in Peoria!”
“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!”
Are you sure Senator McCarthy said we should meet here to clean those commies outta government?
OMG! They ruined our bridesmaid dresses!
Betty and Bertha prepare for a rumble with the fashion police after brazenly defying the no-white-shoes-after-Labor-Day rule.
No more dry cleaners for me Marge, just call me the “Princess of Polyester”.
Unlike Milton Bearle , we make this look good.
“I’m Santino Rice…and I’m Austin Scarlet”
Hey! Do you think it’s time to go back to the cafeteria now?
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….
I thought they said this was a good place to pick up men.
“Welcome Balmer, hon!”
Why are they staring? I told you, no white shoes after Labor Day!
Then, to add insult to injury, he backed over me as well!
On stateout, on the streets of Honolulu, Danno asks McGarrett, “Does this dress make me look heavy?”
Uh oh, I didn’t realize they meant formal when they said the State Dinner was to be Black and White!
Extras from Polyester — or any John Waters movie! — wait for their brief but memorable walk-ons.
Agnes, aren’t those guys our dates? Why are they backing away?
In an extremely awkward time-traveling accident, the Nicole Ritchie and Paris Hilton of 2050 find themselves transported to 1950. “Great Scott, Marty!”
The truly fashionable are beyond fashion. – Cecil Beaton
Now where did I put the car keys?