Caption Contest (Image Source: Of Making Fire-Works) | Newberry

Caption Contest (Image Source: Of Making Fire-Works)

Winning caption: And thus, the need for explicit safety directions on the packaging of the ill-fated “Venetian candles” was born. – Regina Buccola

Image source: Of Making Fire-Works, ca. 1840. Part of a collection of chapbooks at the Newberry.

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Samantha tests the benefits of hair bun earmuff protection during her family's raucous Independence Day fireworks celebration.
Imagine their disappointment when revelers were issued whisk brooms instead of the promised sparklers!
Jes' poppin' off in me britches wif me boys!
"If I stuff the ballot box, it still won't change the winner in this contest."
Blood of my blood, to death before hot dogs see ketchup.
Oh it’s all fun and games until someone gets a corneal abrasion from a whisk broom!
And thus, the need for explicit safety directions on the packaging of the ill-fated "Venetian candles" was born.
Errol Flynn will make this look easy!
Aha! So you thought these were for sweeping the floors! En Garde!
As this eyewitness' picture clearly shows, it was not O'Leary's cow but these 3 reckless ne'er do wells with sparklers that started the Great Chicago Fire, alas!
Hamilton? Your place or mine!
Blue cap guy: Who needs Navy Pier? We'll always have Indiana! Red cap guy: Here's to the 4th, Hoosier mama!