Thursday Photo Caption Contest

"It was an ordinary day, just like any other, until one of them started to talk."

Congratulations to John W, who has won 15% off at our eStore! It was a tough choice between Stepford babies, “a head” puns, Hamlet, and Oprah references.  But our guest judge Diane LeBlanc, Regional Adminstrator for NARA’s Northeast Region, thought that your caption captured a curious moment between man and and doll.

Our guest judge is based at our facility in Massachusetts and so is this photograph, taken around 1936–37 at the Paragon Rubber Co. and American Character Doll in Mount Holyoke, MA. A factory worker is setting eyes in “sleeping” dolls. (Two decades later, the company was manufacturing the famous “Tiny Tears” dolls, which could drink, wet their doll diapers, and cry.)

Today’s photograph shouldn’t bring a tear to your eye, unless you are afraid of heights. Or trees. Give us your best caption in the comments below!

Your caption here!

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22 Responses to Thursday Photo Caption Contest

  1. Rodger Williamson says:

    “They don’t grow them like they used too !!!”


  2. Sarah says:

    The graduating class of the U.S. Army Tree Branch Camouflage Certification course.


  3. Colby Smith says:

    I told you, they really DO grow on trees!


  4. Mickey says:

    The synchronized pole dance team plays to a crowd as they practice for the 1920 Olympics.


  5. Tim says:

    OK, hold steady everyone. The picture is coming through pretty clear now.


  6. Ann says:

    There was a time when good men really DID grow on trees.


  7. jbjacoby says:

    “Buy $100 in War Bonds today & receive your very own life-sized Dough Boy Christmas tree ornament–like those seen here*!”

    *Sizes and shapes may vary


  8. Marie Arter says:

    The dedication of the Memorial Trees, which were sculpted to honor the memory of those who had pioneered the Service, makes a fitting scene for this years class photo.


  9. Meaghan says:

    Like the Mounties, we always get our man … up a tree.


  10. Mickey says:

    “Look, Ma – no hands!”


  11. Traci says:

    The Army wishes to telegraph its interest in special forces line tapping. Climb on board for the newest specialty!


  12. Jen says:

    “The new production of Pirates of Penzance was shaping up nicely. If only they could afford an actual ship.”


  13. Robert Gibbons says:

    Look at what I can do? I can fly


  14. Richard says:

    “Uncle Sam Needs You” they don’t grow on trees y’know.


  15. Jen says:

    Local fire department trains for feline rescue.


  16. Ray Snyder says:

    The graduating class of the short lived Passenger Pidgeon Message Interception Corps.


  17. John Whittemore says:

    Until the airplanes and parachutes arrived, America’s first airborne division just had to make do during training.


  18. Pat Wojciechouski says:

    Cirque du Soleil – The Early Years


  19. Hugh Ryon says:

    Off we go into the wild blue yonder…. The first airforce class waiting and looking for their planes


  20. M. Harvey says:

    In 1918, the United States Army entered into a new phase of plant protection.


  21. Amber Jackson says:

    Training for the Lumberjack World Championships was not what I expected.


  22. Marene Baker says:

    Now everybody sing “Y.M.C.A”!


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