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We happily give you a chance to attach your silly captions to some of our favorite silly photos from our huge collection. The funniest caption (as judged by the expert judges in Special Collections and Archives) for each month will win a FABULOUS PRIZE! 

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June 2024


Purdue Extension students 1950

Black and white photograph. A class of young white men, watch intently as an older, balding white man stands up front teaching. The teacher has a thin pointer in his hand and is using it to point at a machine that is open and filled with cables. Another older man, wearing a suit and tie, is sitting with the students, smiling broadly. On the table, next to the open machine is another machine that is labelled RCA Dynamic Demonstrator 2. The background looks somewhat industrial.


Professor: "Now young lad, it is quite an optimistic idea, but I don't reckon even in 100 years will Purdue and IU be able to unify into one school!".

Student on the right: "I predict a different answer in 19 years...".

Submitted by leekyub on Sat, 06/01/2024 - 19:24

Visionary farmer Ted talking with his power pointer.

Submitted by mjhinsma on Sun, 06/02/2024 - 15:02

The only way you'll get extra credit in my class is if you can figure out how to get light to come out of the end of this thing!

Submitted by lcholt on Mon, 06/03/2024 - 11:26

"Students, there has been a misunderstanding. I think I agreed to the wrong kind of extension."

Submitted by tdkleyn on Tue, 06/04/2024 - 10:15

Intense classroom session on the brand new technology called 'chalk' leaves several students utterly bewildered!

Submitted by ppokhare on Tue, 06/04/2024 - 10:37

Wait, this guy is the "Dynamic Demonstrator"??

Submitted by jeiszner on Tue, 06/04/2024 - 22:31

One of the "students" is actually a CIA recruiter - looking for the brightest kids to bring into the "company". Can you pick him out? 

Submitted by andjsmit on Wed, 06/05/2024 - 11:05

"Let's Go Brandon"!

Submitted by droland on Tue, 06/11/2024 - 10:44

'Thirsting to Learn' (as none of the students seem sleepy).

Submitted by smraya on Tue, 06/11/2024 - 10:48

"As a Purdue Extension student, you are part of an exceptional community that values academic excellence, lifelong learning, and inclusivity. Purdue is world-renowned for being arduous with its studies. Congratulations! You passed the admission test: dress for success."

Submitted by martinai on Tue, 06/11/2024 - 11:01

RCA (Really Cool Attire) Dynamic Demonstrator II

Submitted by cameyer on Tue, 06/11/2024 - 11:20

Wait until you see ... the Dynamic Demonstrator III.

Submitted by jdempse on Tue, 06/11/2024 - 12:06

You don't say!

Submitted by dorilake on Tue, 06/11/2024 - 14:20

Don't worry, your grandkids won't need to learn this. They'll just 'Google" it.

Submitted by greinerb on Tue, 06/11/2024 - 14:56

This polyester suit is sooo itchy, when I get back to my Dorm I am changing into shorts and a tshirt.

Submitted by tnw4 on Tue, 06/11/2024 - 15:20