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!

25 thoughts on “Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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

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

  3. “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!”

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

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

  6. 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….

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

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

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

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

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