Thursday Caption Contest

A radiological technician at the United States Air Force (USAF) School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, demonstrating the master slave remote handling device used to handle radioactive substances used in the Bionucleonics Laboratory. (Kennedy Library)
Edward Scissorhands' mother is revealed!

Because this contest’s photograph came from John F. Kennedy Library, we asked their curator, Stacey Bredhoff, to be our guest judge. So Joyce, say “thank you” to Stacey for picking your caption as the winner. We can’t arrange a meeting with Johnny Depp, but we can send you a 15% discount to the National Archives eStore.

The original caption for this photo with the sci-fi feel is “A radiological technician at the United States Air Force (USAF) School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, demonstrating the master slave remote handling device used to handle radioactive substances used in the Bionucleonics Laboratory.”

Our photo caption candidate this week is of a decidedly less high-tech occurrence (but much sunnier). What is going on here? Put your best caption in the comments section below, and you can win bragging rights for the week as well as a 15% discount to use on anything you choose in the National Archives eStore.

Your caption here!
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22 thoughts on “Thursday Caption Contest

  1. The “White-Paint Only” section was immediately reported by one brave boy who explained that he couldn’t paint a rainbow without the other colors.

  2. Forced to stand by the wall, a young Rodger Waters hears his school teacher Mrs. Smythe utter the now famous words. .. “If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?!”

  3. “Depression-era children watch very carefully so as not to get swindled out of their daily milk ration”

  4. Having learned lessons on motivation from the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Department of Education experimented with dispensing rum rations to bolster test scores.

  5. Every child who brought bacon grease from home for the school kitchen got extra tater tots at lunch.

  6. In retrospect, Miss Fleenor’s class production of Oliver! lacked a certain je ne sais quoi.

  7. WACs often performed important jobs on the domestic front in WW II, such as this lard inspector during one of the many Victory Lard drives held at the nation’s elementary schools.

  8. The school’s new “Bucket-o-soup-served-from-an-industrial-waste-drum” program was a resounding success.

  9. Double, double toil and trouble;
    Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
    Children pour, pour, straight and steady;
    Gruel is bubbling, almost ready.

  10. “Once we get this filled all the way, we’ll have enough to run the bus so we can take our field trip to the zoo, students.”

  11. Children at PS 41 get in the spirit of spring by mixing up a batch of wapatui.

  12. Drastic school budget cuts force students to paint their classrooms during summer vacation.

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