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Burn Ballad Bungalow: 1929

Burn Ballad Bungalow: 1929

From 1929, another view of the peripatetic Burn family and their unusual car on G Street in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Co. Collection.



Looking for the next KOA, eh?
Denny Gill
Chugiak, Alaska

A man can't have any more than this

Wonderful quote from the "Skagit River Journal" found by an earlier reader on this site. Many thanks. Keep smiling :)

"I guess we'll be amateurs at everything until we die, (but) you know a man can't have any more than this. The earth, this sea, a beach, food, companionship. This is all any man can get." — Farrar Burn.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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