Enter Slate's caption contest, This Picture is Worth 20 Words, for August 11, 2011.

Enter This Week's Caption Contest!

Enter This Week's Caption Contest!

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Aug. 11 2011 3:25 PM

This Picture Is Worth 20 Words: August 11, 2011

Welcome back to Slate’s weekly caption contest. All we’re going to say about this week’s photograph is: Yes, that’s J. Lo. Post your captions—20 words or fewer—in the comments section.




The winner: Mona Logarbo

Twenty years as master hemmer of petticoats and breeches at Miss Edna Blodgett's tailory made it impossible for Earl to relax, even on vacation.

The runner-up: Ellie Rakoff

That's the third most uncomfortable episode of The Bachelor that I've seen.

The actual caption: Washington policeman Bill Norton measures the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach in Washington D.C. on June 30, 1922 after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee. Credit: Gift of Herbert A. French to the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Heather Murphy is a former Slate photo editor and the creator of Behold. Follow her on Twitter.