REMAINS OF SOUTH FORK DAM…
…whose unleashed waters struck Johnstown, Pennsylvania, with the force of an atom bomb on May 31, 1889.
Two double-headed arrows with measurements are all that remain.
The railroad running through the breast of the dam now travels the route of the great flood. The railroad drops 400 feet in the 12 mile distance to Johnstown, Pa. Rushing down this swift descent, the water from the broken dam flattened buildings and bridges and took over 2200 lives, resulting in one of the greatest disasters in U. S. history.
CAPTION CONTEST—Train of Thought
4/5/11 9:50 AM:
Thank you for your captions (and please pardon my delay in announcing the winner).
This is an advertising postcard for UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD. On the verso: “RESTFUL TRAVEL FOR COACH PASSENGERS. Economy and comfort go together when you travel by Coach on Union Pacific Domeliners and Streamliners. Seats are deeply upholstered, equipped with reclining backs and stretch-out leg rests. Many also have adjustable head rests.”
The Winner: Scott Christy for the caption “Will I ever tell her I began my life as a man?”
Congratulations, Scott Christy! To claim your postcard prize, email me at email@example.com with your choice of postcard from the list below and your mailing address.
For this contest, your caption must answer the question: What is the mother thinking? The RULES:
1) MAXIMUM of TWELVE (12) WORDS.
2) One caption per customer.
3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post.
4) I will accept submissions until Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 PM, EDT.
The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!
CAPTION CONTEST—Sleeping Car
9/27/10 2:15 PM:
Thank you for your captions, everyone!
My pick for the winning caption was submitted by OMG:
Congratulations, OMG! All you need to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of postcard from the list below, and your mailing address.
THE RULES: 1) MAXIMUM of EIGHTEEN (18) WORDS. (It can be dialogue spoken by the man and/or woman.) 2) One caption per customer. 3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post. 4) I will accept submissions until Monday, September 27, 12 Noon, EDT. The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
1) PLAYING THE PIANO…Your Child’s Gateway to Adult Happiness!
3) STEAK VAULT
HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!
This postcard is one of a series published by the Union Pacific Railroad. Description on the verso:
“PULLMAN ROOMS OFFER PRIVACY AND COMFORT
You enjoy the comfort and facilities of a hotel room when you reserve sleeping car room space on Union Pacific trains. The touch of a button provides convenient “room service” by the thoughtful porter.”
I wonder why they put “room service” in quotes?