Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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“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.”

This week’s winner is Tommy R! His clever caption combines the discoveries of the atomic age with a nifty Latin neologism. Tommy, we’ll be sending you a 15% discount for the National Archives eStore.

The original caption tell us that “Sister Mary Helene ven Horst, science instructor at Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, teaches students the theory of radiation and the use of radiological monitoring instruments. . . . ca. 1960.” The photo is from the series for civil defense photographs in the Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

This week, give us your best captions for this photo plucked from the holdings of the National Archives. YOU tell us what’s going on and take a chance to win an eStore discount for yourself.

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23 thoughts on “Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

  1. Caption (can’t insert it as directed, sorry): Bob and Jerry sat on the 100 percent organically grown rustic sled for hours, wondering when they would begin the downhill trip, when it began to dawn on them that there was no snow on the ground because it was summer.

  2. Fat boy boots? Check. Fedora? Check? Sweet wooden reindeer ride? Check. Sturgis, here we come!

  3. “I wanted to invest in the railroad, but nooooooo….YOU said wooden giraffe sleds were the wave of the future.”

  4. Joining Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders involved a more rigorous training process than these two expected.

  5. Will you shut up, Carl. I did not flood the engine. If you think it’s so easy, you drive.

  6. Well Harold, it seems a lot more aerodynamic in the windtunnel. We seem to have a lot more resistance here.

  7. Zippy, Rudolph’s stunt double
    had a body made of wood
    and if any-one rode him
    per-fect-ly still they just stood…

  8. We knew Cinderella’s carriage turned back into a pumpkin at midnight, but we didn’t know that Santa’s sleigh would turn back into logs after 3 pm.

  9. After problems with sticky accelerators, Toyota introduced their new environmentally friendly car, the Treeus.

  10. Annoyed at the lack of a good icefield, Olaf and Thor, recent émigrés from Norway, long for their boyhood tobogganing days and their rough hewn, but environmentally friendly sleds.

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