Thursday Photo Caption Contest

The newest National Archives employee misunderstood President Obama’s statement regarding transparency of Government Records.

The newest National Archives employee misunderstood President Obama’s statement regarding transparency of Government Records.

Congratulations to Marene! Our guest judge Marvin Pinkert, director of the National Archives Experience, felt that your caption best wrapped up the directives of Open Government. Check your email for the code to receive 15% off a purchase at the eStore.

And in the spirit of transparency, we will reveal to you the actual meaning of this bizarre photo: “An Archives staff member shows off the cellulose acetate used for the lamination of documents. (64-NA-464; ARC 3493252)” We hope she had a successful career here at the National Archives–once she was unwrapped, of course.

Our theme of transparency continues in the next photo, which features…well, we’re not sure what it features, but you can see through it. Give us your best caption in the comments below!


Your caption here!

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16 Responses to Thursday Photo Caption Contest

  1. Alex Wittmann says:

    Caption: “OK, guys! The sail’s ready. But where’s teh boat ?”


  2. Paul Croteau says:

    Either I’m looking at the blueprints wrong or this was designed by a committee.


  3. LisaLou says:

    As the right eyebrow was readied for hoisting, WPA engineers reviewed design details for the giant metal sculpture of FDR being erected in a former wheat field near Tioga, North Dakota.


  4. Susie Riley says:

    “Harold, I still can’t see anything but snow! Either point that contraption in another direction or build it higher, but your pot pie won’t be on the table until I can get ‘Queen for a Day’ on my TV set!


  5. Tamara Wenham says:

    This is a silly design for a hotel. And in the desert too. This will never take off.


  6. Bruce Oren says:

    Federal investigators believe they have discovered the mechanism responsible for a rash of crop circles outside Wichita, Kan.


  7. Ron Filion says:

    “George, why are they building a futuristic sailboat in the middle of Kansas? They say if you build it, they will come. Who will come? I don’t know. I don’t get it.”


  8. Brian D. McKinney says:

    Building and testing of a new radar assembly for our naval ships.


  9. Gary Lutz says:

    Early phase of construction of a large-scale honorary profile sculpture of Bob Hope, constructed by town citizens in anticipation of a rumored stopover by Hope in town before an impending USO tour appearance.


  10. mino says:

    I’m not laughing about the raining for 40 day and 40 nights thing. I’m just amused you think this will get us through it.


  11. Holly says:

    Psst, Fred. C’mere. I got somethin’ to tell ya. It’s about the drawings… somethin’ don’t add up I tell ya.


  12. Martin Prochnik says:

    …and a statue of Ronal McDonald goes on top? I think I liked the Golden Arches better!


  13. Shirley Wajda says:

    This building bears a distinctive profile. But it was supposed to be Bob Hope, not an Easter Island statue!


  14. Schris says:

    The New Deal comes to Sidney Nebraska. The community’s new opera house begins to take shape.


  15. Hugh Ryon says:

    Well, I still don’t think these are the Kon Tiki plans!


  16. John Whittemore says:

    Just wait until we get it plugged in! It’ll zap every mosquito between here and Omaha!


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