Caption This Photo! Caption Contest

Have you ever seen a picture and thought, I bet that person/cat/dog/inanimate object is thinking/saying…? Well if you’ve been wanting to creatively caption a photo, here’s your chance with University Archives’ caption contest!

Take a look at the photo below and the kid circled in red on the left.  Doesn’t look too thrilled to be at his grandfather’s reunion, does he?

From Image Folder 10, Records of the News Services of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, #40139, University Archives, Wilson Library.  Click image for a larger view.

From Image Folder 10, Records of the News Services of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, #40139, University Archives, Wilson Library. Click image for a larger view.

Taken at a 1946 reunion supper, the photograph above shows the “Old Students Club” and their guests. The club was comprised of students who had graduated 50 or more years previously. The circled child, Billy Turrentine, was the grandson of another man on the second row, Dr. Samuel Bryant Turrentine of Greensboro. Dr. Turrentine graduated from UNC in 1887 with both an AB and MA (presumably in journalism).

What's on Billy's brain?

What’s on Billy’s brain?

If you have an idea of what Billy might be thinking, leave us a comment below.  We’ll post the winning caption next week along with a few of our favorites. 

Inspired by the New Yorker Magazine’s cartoon caption contest. See the contest and past captions here

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7 Responses to Caption This Photo! Caption Contest

  1. steven Soderberg says:

    wish somebody would hurry up and invent Facebook.

  2. mf says:

    The true curse of Benjamin Button-ing is looking out of place among one’s peers.

  3. Marianne babal says:

    Come on guys, Geritol jello shots? Lame!

  4. Austin says:

    I’m getting too old for this crap…

  5. Geoff W says:

    Grandfather promised his friends would bring their granddaughters to this thing. #lies

  6. Galen Black says:

    When is the athletic department going to start recruiting tall basketball players instead of using chairs to make up the difference?

  7. Jay Gaidmore says:

    I can’t wait to become a Tar Heel.

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