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Bicentennial Caption Contest

What's your caption?

As part of our ongoing bicentennial activities, the Library held a weekly caption contest using images from the Hamilton College Archives. Thanks to everyone for making our Bicentennial Caption Contest a success!

Winning caption by Amanda O'Brien, '13: "Oh look! A boy!"
Winning caption by Amanda O'Brien, '13: "Oh look! A boy!"
Winning caption by Jim LaVere, ITS: "Laura and Sue were known to be trailblazers. In hopes that the dreaded blindfolded human wheelbarrow race would become a part of Hamtrek, they decided to venture out for a public demonstration."
Winning caption by Jim LaVere, ITS: "Laura and Sue were known to be trailblazers. In hopes that the dreaded blindfolded human wheelbarrow race would become a part of Hamtrek, they decided to venture out for a public demonstration."
Winning caption by Sarah Kane, '12: "It was the most intense game of intramural  "Duck-Duck-Goose" the campus had ever seen, and John was not going to concede without a fight"
Winning caption by Sarah Kane, '12: "It was the most intense game of intramural  "Duck-Duck-Goose" the campus had ever seen, and John was not going to concede without a fight"
Winning caption from Ted Fondak, ITS: "After years of quiet scheming and drills on the south side of College Hill Road, the mighty Kirkland Army, led by this flag-bearing vanguard, launched the Hamilton College Offensive of 1978."
Winning caption from Ted Fondak, ITS: "After years of quiet scheming and drills on the south side of College Hill Road, the mighty Kirkland Army, led by this flag-bearing vanguard, launched the Hamilton College Offensive of 1978."
Winning caption by Neil Edwards, '14: “Jason and Rich jump to higher ground as they see a mouse in their new Bundy quad.” <br> Chi Psi, 1915
Winning caption by Neil Edwards, '14: “Jason and Rich jump to higher ground as they see a mouse in their new Bundy quad.” <br> Chi Psi, 1915
Winning caption by Joseph Legault, '14: "The Conception of HillFresh." <br>1942, Students with Prof Meicklejohn
Winning caption by Joseph Legault, '14: "The Conception of HillFresh." <br>1942, Students with Prof Meicklejohn
Winning caption by Joan Wolek, Library: "They said Spring registration would be easier!" <br>Class and Charter Day Twister Game, 1995
Winning caption by Joan Wolek, Library: "They said Spring registration would be easier!" <br>Class and Charter Day Twister Game, 1995
Wining caption by Jose Vazquez, '15: ""Doomed to fulfill that last P.E. requirement in short shorts." <br>1948 Basketball Team
Wining caption by Jose Vazquez, '15: ""Doomed to fulfill that last P.E. requirement in short shorts." <br>1948 Basketball Team
Winning Caption by Deanna Nappi, '15: "John and Susan began to regret stealing the Bicentennial Banner after being forced to stay in this position until they confessed." <br>Wild Woolsey in the Ropes Course.
Winning Caption by Deanna Nappi, '15: "John and Susan began to regret stealing the Bicentennial Banner after being forced to stay in this position until they confessed." <br>Wild Woolsey in the Ropes Course.
Winning caption by Jonathan Mead: "Eric was beginning to think that the Clinton Coiffure "Groupon" might not be worth it."  <br> 1970 protest
Winning caption by Jonathan Mead: "Eric was beginning to think that the Clinton Coiffure "Groupon" might not be worth it." <br> 1970 protest
Winning caption by Willam Sinton, '13: "While they were no Weather Underground, Kirkland suffered its own wave of counterculture violins." <br> Kirkland College string ensemble.
Winning caption by Willam Sinton, '13: "While they were no Weather Underground, Kirkland suffered its own wave of counterculture violins." <br> Kirkland College string ensemble.
Winning caption by Grace Lee, '13: "The Golden Sled, predecessor of the Golden Bike, was efficient in transporting as many as three down the hill to Clinton, but like its descendant, it seldom made it back up the hill again in the end."
Winning caption by Grace Lee, '13: "The Golden Sled, predecessor of the Golden Bike, was efficient in transporting as many as three down the hill to Clinton, but like its descendant, it seldom made it back up the hill again in the end."
Winning caption by Jay Bonham, Admissions: "While Harold and Ernie wanted nothing to do with it, Clarence and George were big fans of the new craze called "The Wave."" <br>1890 Alumni watching football in 1950
Winning caption by Jay Bonham, Admissions: "While Harold and Ernie wanted nothing to do with it, Clarence and George were big fans of the new craze called "The Wave."" <br>1890 Alumni watching football in 1950
Winning caption by Mary Swartwout, '12: "In comparison, registering for class has never been easier thanks to webadvisor." <br>1953 Flag Rush
Winning caption by Mary Swartwout, '12: "In comparison, registering for class has never been easier thanks to webadvisor." <br>1953 Flag Rush
Winning caption by Meghan Wooley, '13: "Jim couldn't tell whether it was his singing or the eggnog that was making everyone smile so much." <br> 1956 Winter Carnival
Winning caption by Meghan Wooley, '13: "Jim couldn't tell whether it was his singing or the eggnog that was making everyone smile so much." <br> 1956 Winter Carnival
Winning caption by Phil Klinkner, Professor of government: "The first rule of Hamilton Fight Club is: you do not talk about Hamilton Fight Club"  <br> Professor Edgar "Digger" Graves up at bat!
Winning caption by Phil Klinkner, Professor of government: "The first rule of Hamilton Fight Club is: you do not talk about Hamilton Fight Club" <br> Professor Edgar "Digger" Graves up at bat!
Winning caption by Maurice Isserman, Professor of History: "Quick! Grab him before he floats away!" <br> Student tossing, outside Chapel
Winning caption by Maurice Isserman, Professor of History: "Quick! Grab him before he floats away!" <br> Student tossing, outside Chapel
Winning caption by John Ingalls, ITS: "Hunters & Gatherers 101: a course long since removed from Hamilton's College Catalogue."  <br> Glen Party
Winning caption by John Ingalls, ITS: "Hunters & Gatherers 101: a course long since removed from Hamilton's College Catalogue." <br> Glen Party
Winning caption by Lauren Ha, '15" We should have gone with the clown car!"  <br>Moving in day, 1981.
Winning caption by Lauren Ha, '15" We should have gone with the clown car!" <br>Moving in day, 1981.
Winning caption by Jason Quatrino, ITS: "For the sin of wearing plaid, John and Bill were forced to engage in manual labor."   <br> Chapel bell ringers, wearing their beanies.
Winning caption by Jason Quatrino, ITS: "For the sin of wearing plaid, John and Bill were forced to engage in manual labor." <br> Chapel bell ringers, wearing their beanies.
Winning caption by Nicholas Sarmiento-Kellers: "Dressing like Lady GaGa for Halloween was too fashion-forward, instead we went as her Paparazzi."
Winning caption by Nicholas Sarmiento-Kellers: "Dressing like Lady GaGa for Halloween was too fashion-forward, instead we went as her Paparazzi."
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