Caption Competition


Welcome to The Public Domain Review caption competition! Each month we offer up an image calling out for verbal adornment and you — the cunning, witty, and imaginative reader — submit your caption via the comments on the relevant Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter post. From the entries a worthy winner will be chosen and rewarded with their choice of either: i) a beautiful PDR tote bag; ii) a selection of postcards from our back catalogue; or iii) a whopping 20% discount in our prints shop!

Current competition … #10

Submit your caption as a comment on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Closing date, end of the day on Tuesday 18th September.

Past winners…


The Invention of the Umpire Face Mask, 1885

(submitted by Garrett Werner via Twitter)


“The Ark will be leaving first thing Tuesday morning. All animals need to be loaded by 9:00 Monday night. Unicorn are you listening?”

(submitted by Greta Bahnemann via Facebook)


“Where we’re going you won’t need pants.”

(submitted by @Jockybat via Instagram)


Early attempts at the Roomba were often more work than simply sweeping the floor yourself.

(submitted by Phil Wood)



The inventor of the LOLcat instantly regretted what he had done.

(submitted by David Haden)


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“I thought you asked if I had protection?”

(submitted by Mike Case, from Maryland, U.S.A)


“Sir Joshua Kindell’s reading device offers paperwhite pages and stores up to 12 books. Carry case available.”

(submitted by Andrew Chapman, Oxfordshire, UK)


“When I said I wanted a crowbar…”

(submitted by Ollie Mustill, from London, UK)


“Oh, yes. The entrée is definitely locally sourced.”

(submitted by Amy Vail, from Rochester, U.S.A)

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