Thursday Photo Caption Contest–March 1

Apparently the sight of a scantily clad man engrossed in his knitting fired up the imaginations of our readers! We made a cup of tea and settled down to knit one, purl two our way through your many caption submissions. Leg warmers! Greek mythology! Puns! Poor fashion sense! We became so tangled that we turned to guest … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest–March 1

Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 16

Choosing last week's winner was a tough nut--er, lobster?--to crack, so we turned to Tammy Kelly, our crack judge at the Truman Library. Congratulation to RJ! Check your email for a code to use for a 15% discount at our eStore! Tammy chose your caption as the winner. Perhaps she was reminded of the fine … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 16

Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 9

Who knew that the "LB" in LBJ stood for "light bulb"? Apparently, quite a few of you! We were buzzing with excitement after reading your captions, and we needed to ground ourselves. So we turned to our guest judge, Liza Talbot, who is an archivist at the Johnson Presidential Library and the mastermind behind the … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 9

Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 2

We had a hard time choosing a caption for last week's photograph. How can you choose between captions that poke gentle fun at fortune cookies, "rags to riches" stories, and the IRS? We turned to a guest judge who knows paper records really, really well. Paul Palermo is the Director of Records Center Operations at … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest–February 2

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 … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest—January 19

Thursday Photo Caption Contest!

Our featured cat is Socks, who was photographed at the White House in December of 1993. So we asked Terri Garner, director of the Clinton Presidential Library, to be our guest judge. There was a lot of debate and discussion in Little Rock, but she emailed us a winner today. Congratulations to Jean West! Terri chose your caption on Facebook … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest!

Thursday Photo Caption

Last week's image may have sparked some of our best captions yet! Apparently a giant roll of paper makes our readers think of their experiences in the National Archives research room, Twitter, and toilet paper at the State Department. But it reminded us of another enormous rolled document featured on Pieces of History: a 1954 … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption

Thursday Photo Caption Contest

We enjoyed the many old fashioned names that our captioners suggested: Ellie Mae, Mildred, Ethel, and Frances! I wonder what the subject of our photo would say in response to the captions that suggest she is in the clutches of an OCD attack or is cooking up something  explosive? This week's judge knows something about cooking up … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest

Thursday Photo Caption Contest

We were amused by all your suggestions of light-fingered artists and wild wedding cake toppers, but we were most impressed that several of our captioners knew who the artist was—and what that outrageous piece of silver was! In the end, we picked up our editorial trident and poked Darren Cole to make him pick a … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest

Thursday Photo Caption Contest

Choosing this week's winner was a difficult as balancing a hat on a burro, so we turned to Mary Ryan, who has seen many strange yet historic images from the holdings of the National Archives in her role the managing editor of Prologue magazine. Congratulations to Kim! Check your e-mail for a code for 15% off in the … Continue reading Thursday Photo Caption Contest