Thursday Photo Caption Contest—January 19

Are you ready to return to captioning? Can you rewrite history with a humorous twist? Well, we’re back! We’ve been scouring the digital archives looking for the finest photographs. We’re lining up guest judges. We’re setting aside the wacky, the wonderful, and the wordless images from our holdings.

And we’re looking forward to all your entries! The winner receives a 15% discount to the National Archives eStore and our undying admiration.

Here’s our first photograph for the 2012 caption season—put your best caption in the comments below!

Your caption here!

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15 Responses to Thursday Photo Caption Contest—January 19

  1. Navjot says:

    Congress passes the balanced budget bill. — Now I know why this was in the pile, just a draft copy


  2. Deirdre Black says:

    Caption: Catalogers at the National Archives prepare for the transition to electronic records management.


  3. Martin says:

    This long vote should cancel out a lot of those little votes.


  4. Jean West says:

    That lottery ticket’s gotta be in here somewhere…


  5. Kelly Eddy says:

    Keep gluing ladies, I just found something here about a project in Manhattan


  6. Jeff says:

    The IRS, in a move to cut down paper handling, has contracted with the cafeteria ladies to handle the returns.


  7. Amy says:

    The new Congress brought in the cafeteria ladies to make a new kind of scrapple from all the pork they were cutting.


  8. Jane Long says:

    Wait! The recipe calls for chopped pepper not paper.


  9. Yvonne says:

    Whose idea was this fortune cookie thing anyway???


  10. Rus says:

    And we’re indentured for how long?


  11. Roxanne says:

    Slowly, Gladys began to understand what the recruiter at the U.S. Mint actually meant when he said she’d be “making lots of money, going from rags to riches.”


  12. Mike says:

    In the days of manual shredding, Mabel was a source of great frustration to her coworkers because she had to read each and every piece of information discarded by the censors prior to destroying it.


  13. Debi says:

    Ah yes, the secret codes have got to be in these shredded documents somewhere!


  14. kara says:

    Mabel now regreted answering the ad for a job which had promised a “rags to ritches” life.


  15. Pat Wojciechouski says:

    “The check is in the mail.”


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