Caption Writing Contest: Round 3

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Up for some good, clean April Fool's Day fun? Play a prank on the above photograph, pulled from the Smithsonian Archives and the Institution's historical past, by conjuring a caption of utmost wit and hilarity. What do you think is going on here? Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:

"Thrilled with their newly-installed footlights, the librarians' amateur Shakespeare theater troupe kicked off the season with unprecedented flair."

"Alas, poor Yorrick..."

"With everyone gone for the night, Jim the file clerk vicariously lived out his pipe dream of being the next Sir Lawrence Olivier."

Okay, so all I'm coming up with is Shakespeare cracks. Flex your funny bone and enter your creative captions in the comments area below. You have until April 15 (Tax Day) to submit your ideas. The winner will be announced (along with the true story behind the photograph) that afternoon. For a prize, the winner will receive bragging rights and an elevated sense of self-appreciation. We look forward to hearing from you!

About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is a former Smithsonian magazine staffer. Jesse was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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