Category Archives: Photo Caption Contest

Each Thursday we take strange photos from our holdings and ask you to add a funny caption.

Thursday Photo Caption Contest: July 12

It’s been hot here in Washington, DC. So hot that a plane got stuck in “soft spot” in the asphalt of the runway at Reagan National Airport just across the river in Alexandria, Virginia. So hot that our brains melted … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest: June 28

We waded into your captions like a man driving a car into a lake! How to choose between splashy captions that referenced Secret Service men wearing floaties, the Aflac duck, James Bond, or water taxis? Waterlogged with indecision, we turned … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest: June 21

Nothing is sweeter than a girl and her dog . . . competing for treats? We enjoyed your captions suggesting the competition between a girl and her same-size canine companion, but like this little girl, the winner seemed just out … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest: June 14

We got a kick out of your captions, especially the suggestion that Fala might still be alive, stored in an archival box for preservation.  (Who knows, there are all kinds of things in our holdings, from nuclear plugs to mole … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest–May 23

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 … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest—May 10

The clothes must make the man! Last week’s photo caption contest winner featured Spring Fashion Week and canvas jumpsuits; this week’s winner pokes gentle fun at what our congressmen might look like before they are suited up for work. Duke Blackwood, … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest—April 26

We’re not always fashion forward here in the National Archives (archivists wear blue coats over the street clothes to protect themselves from the dust and dirt that come from working in the stacks), but we were inspired by the jaunty hats … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest: March 22

One man in last week’s picture wasn’t happy, but all your comments made us smile! Our guest judge is Jackie Budell, an archives specialist who supervises groups of devoted volunteers who are currently processing the Civil War Widows files, an … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest: March 15

If things look ugly in this picture, it’s nothing compared to our office when we tried to pick a winner for last week’s nautical naughtiness. We turned over the responsibility to guest judge Mark Mollan, who has been a Navy/Maritime Reference Archivist … Continue reading

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Thursday Photo Caption Contest: March 8

Your captions were as sweet and delicious as cold beer on a hot summer’s day! And we knew just who to ask to serve as guest judge: beer enthusiast and information technology specialist Crystal Brooks. Even though Crystal modestly claims … Continue reading

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