Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

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

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

It was impossible to decide if “Treeus” was funnier than references to Santa or poor drivers, so we asked for assistance from our guest judge Laura Brandt, who manages the Foundation for the National Archives Facebook page. After much agony, she decided that David T’s caption held the most humor and historical value.

This two may not have been in Teddy’s Rough Riders, but they clearly had a rough ride in the Civilian Conservation Corps. The caption reads: “Supervisor Burgess and Ranger Cooke Trying Out the CCC Constructed Hobby Horse, Douglas Fir Forest Camp, Mt. Baker National Forest, 1936” (ARC Identifier 299069, National Archives at Seattle).

This week’s photo has some actual horses—leave your caption in the comments below!

Your caption!

Caption this!

This entry was posted in Photo Caption Contest, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

17 Responses to Thursday’s Photo Caption Contest

  1. Debbie Lawrence Hughes says:

    From one horse to another, it doesn’t look like we are plowing a field in the country anymore!!!


  2. Marc says:

    When I voted to approve appropriations for the country’s highways, I didn’t think I’d have to build them!


  3. Kevin Lynch says:

    Weeelllll WWWiiilllbur this is another fine mess you’ve got me into …


  4. Les Newcomer says:

    After an accident with the Budweiser wagon, Bud and Lou were forced to take “remedial driver training”.


  5. Martin Prochnik says:

    Multitasking in urban landscaping…fertilizing and keeping the vegetation down at the same time.


  6. Richard Cooper says:

    Democrats and Republicans Finally Working Together In Washington DC To Get Something Done!


  7. Dianna K says:

    Such early errors in the Myer system caused a lot of tongue wagging. The infamous ‘blow up the square’ message that became ‘plow up the square’ will go down in history as one of the military’s greatest blunders.


  8. Ron Filion says:

    The government budget cuts were devastating. Ex-officials resort to gentlemanly farming to cover the losses of their paychecks.


  9. Matt Fetters says:

    The history of the renowned Senate Bean Soup – from plow to plate.


  10. David Hodges says:

    I’m telling ya those new fangled rideing lawnmowers will never catch on


  11. Traci says:

    Yeehaw! Making room for another of those new fangled VEG E TABLE Gardens promoted by the FirstLady down here in the city!!!


  12. Lynette Hughes says:

    Stop complaining. We’ll have a direct line to the President.


  13. Kelly says:

    When I said I wanted to help build a better government I didn’t mean it literally.


  14. Suzanne says:

    Just whose idea was this “Victory Garden?”


  15. Gwyneth Duncan says:

    Early Signal Corps experiments in plowing messages for airmen are considered to be the precursors of crop circles.


  16. Brenda McElyea says:

    Two Senate aides took it literally when asked to “dig up the dirt” on their adversary!


  17. Fredric Alan Maxwell says:

    We should have learned how to ride these things.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s