Welcome to the Hooniverse Classic Captions Post. This is a series of posts that are set to run this time each week, so let’s review the premise; I search for images that were used by the car companies in their print advertising or brochures, and it is your job to provide a humorous, snarky, or thought provoking caption that is some how tied in with the image. This week we are traveling back to the 1930s with a very period image…
Last week, we had an image of a Mod British Couple, and the responses were rather amusing, and we had a tie for the most popular caption. The first one is from long time fan Tanshanomi, who was thinking about a classic movie: “Few people know that the 1969 film The Italian Job was initially set to star Steve Allen, Julie London and the Ford Cortina GT Mk II, until the producers gave the entire project a talent overhaul.” It was a very strong entry, so congrats Tanshanomi!
Tied with Tanshanomi is Irishzombieman, and he was set up by dwbf11 with this comment: “Witty caption to follow, but why is this Cortina pictured with LHD for a British ad? Or was this some attempt to sell the gogo lifestyle and British product over here in ‘Muhrica?” To which Irishzombieman replied: “Fixed” with the image seen on the right. Even the Cortina Plate faces in the correct direction, so congratulations Irishzombieman!
It’s now time to take a look at this weeks image. This was an Advertising Image for the 1934 Chrysler Airflow featuring a rather well-off Family of the 1930s with a Nurse (not a Baby Sitter, or a Nanny) caring for the two children, whose names apparently are Joan and Bobby. This is a very period image from the Depression Era, but the family looks like it is weathering the financial storm. Who do you think all these people are anyway? Relatives, Workers, Housekeepers? Only you can identify these moochers, and have fun doing so. (You can click here to see the full size image)
You have the next five days to come up with a great caption. The editors will deliberate entries, and after contemplating our own caption, we will pronounce a winner. So, get to work and create you’re own caption for this interesting image
Photo Credit: Alden Jewell’s Flickr Photostream