Thursday Photo Caption Contest–May 23

"Darling! Wait! You forgot to pack your sandwich!"

Trying to choose a winner from last winner’s caption contest got us all tangled up! How could we choose between balloon references, Air Force One, and the horrors of flying coach? Eventually we had to hand over our judging duties over to Natalie Rocchio, archives specialist in the Center for Legislative Archives. Natalie knows how to pick out something fascinating: she is the blogging power behind Congress in the Archives.

Congratulations to Gary! Natalie choose your quote as the winner. Check your email for a 15% discount to the eStore.

Although this photograph might evoke memories of Mom or Dad chasing down the school bus and waving a brown paper bag, the man in this photograph is actually coming down, not going up. The photograph was taken during World War I: “Returning from a U-Boat scouting party. Aerial naval observer coming down from a ‘Blimp’ type balloon after a scouting tour somewhere on the Atlantic Coast. Central News Photo Service., ca. 1918.” (ARC 533474; 165-WW-63C(10))

Today’s photograph has us back inside and firmly on (or even under) the ground! Give us your wittiest caption in the comments below.

"Your caption here!"

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15 Responses to Thursday Photo Caption Contest–May 23

  1. Nuno Guerreiro Josué says:

    Google’s Search Engine backroom, circa 1948.


  2. Torrence says:

    now we have been through every file in this place and we still cant find the priceless document. I know it’s around here somewhere!


  3. Michael Harris says:

    “Let’s see, I think Manning is still on the board, but I’m not sure about his health. I think I’ll take Joe Flacco and hopefully I can pick up some backup in the next round.”


  4. Pam A. says:

    An after-hours party at the archives. These archivists know how to tear it up!


  5. Jean West says:

    Office space density in the day when GSA administered the National Archives and Records Service.


  6. Marc says:

    You think we’re good archivists? You should see our bowling team!


  7. Mike Goad says:

    Methinks the archives are getting a little crowded.


  8. Monica says:

    “How To Change A Lightbulb” — I know I’ve seen that booklet in here.


  9. Hugh Ryon says:

    You really think were going to find that birth certificate here?


  10. Samantha Cross says:

    We’ve searched high and low and the Colonel’s secret recipe is nowhere to be found!


  11. Sara says:

    Mama Celeste personally oversees the fulfillment of her FOIA request.


  12. Marene Baker says:

    Everyone knew Bertha was a wonderful archivist, no body knew she was also a vampire!


  13. Mickey says:

    Gladys was not misled when she was offered a job promising she would be in the middle of all activities.


  14. Mark Rothenberg says:

    Lets see. Theodore Roosevelt’s pince nez. Check. Amelia’s bloomers. Check. Andrew Johnson’s letter of resignation. Check. Wait. Something’s moving in this box. My God! It’s Fala. Fala’s still alive. And she minds very much being in the box! — O.K. Which of you volunteers to call the Roosevelts?


  15. Carolyn Emerson says:

    Whatever you do, don’t drop your drawers!


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