Thursday’s Caption Contest

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The truly fashionable are beyond fashion—Cecil Beaton.

We chortled our way through your captions last week! Finally, unable to decide between references to white shoes, Project Runway, or Baltimore, we turned to our guest, Susan Cooper, Director of Communications  at the National Archives.

Congratulations to Rebecca! Susan thought that her quote by Cecil Beaton best communicated the spirit of this picture. Indeed, Sir Cecil—English photographer, diarist, interior designer, and Academy Award–winning costume designer—would have surely found these ladies inspiring.

So what are they looking at? This image is from the DOCUMERICA series, and “Elderly ladies watch as grape/lettuce boycotters march, 08/1973.” Must have been a shocking march indeed.

And nothing is more shocking than . . . nuns!  Put your caption in the comments below!

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14 Responses to Thursday’s Caption Contest

  1. Emily Mecca says:

    Okay, girls, vote for who you want to leave OUT of the fallout shelter.

  2. Tommy R. says:

    “Now ladies, this handy device, a byproduct of the Manhattan Project, gauges the level of sin in any person at whom you wave the peccatemeter wand.”

  3. Bob says:

    So now everyone understands, when the needle goes above 60 we start paying the rosary; but if it get above 98, we are Toast!!!

  4. Gary Starin says:

    The school will soon be enrolling boys so before you ladies are various types of over active hormone detectors.

  5. Shepherd Johnson says:

    “…and remember your Civil Defense geiger counters may be used to detect both radiation and sinful acts.”

  6. Janis Comstock-Jones says:

    OK, ladies, our Civil Defense lesson for today is, “You, your Geiger counter, and baking a pineapple upside-down cake.”

  7. Carrie Tallichet says:

    How do you solve a problem like…Maria? Maria, are you listening to me?

  8. Kevin Fitzpatrick says:

    Yes, the items in your Civil Defense Kit can be combined to make a wonderful souffle!

  9. Rosemary Paul says:

    Hurry girls before Monsignor notices the windows are open!

  10. Dave Miller says:

    Sister Mary Alice explains to her students, that uranium is an excellent power source for their Easy Bake Ovens.

  11. Marene Baker says:

    The students of Mount Saint Holiness are shocked to learn if their new and improved chastity belts are removed God will “go nuclear” on them.

  12. Ginnyvette says:

    “Now girls, this Geiger counter only works if you have not exposed yourselves to anything that could disrupt the signal.”

  13. Ken Damrau says:

    Who burned out the Impure Thought Detector? Some of the local boys are making inquiries.

  14. Ken Damrau says:

    Ladies, for the last time, the Impure Thought Detector is supposed to be used DEFENSIVELY.

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